Learning for Nature Podcast

Learning for Nature's podcasts feature conversations with Indigenous peoples and local communities that demonstrate exceptional achievements in promoting nature-based solutions for sustainable development. Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts.

Latest episodes

1 October 2021

We spoke with Heylin Reyes, coordinator of women empowerment projects at the Association of Indigenous Women of the Cabécar Kábata Könana Territory in Costa Rica. Her association brings together Indigenous women to promote the use of traditional knowledge and practices for food security and medicinal purposes, enhance women leadership and indigenous rights, and protect the surrounding forest.

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29 June 2021

We sat down with Pablo Mis, Program Director of the Maya Leaders Alliance, to learn how the Maya peoples are promoting Indigenous grassroots development through legal land right protections and other forms of advocacy in Southern Belize.

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27 May 2021

We sat down with Ravi Corea, founder of the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society, to learn how to strategically mediate the ongoing conflicts between humans and elephants and promote sustainable livelihoods, protect wildlife, and achieve a harmonious coexistence.

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11 December 2020

We sat down with Nemonte Nenquimo to learn about the role of indigenous women in the movement for land rights and human rights. Nemonte Nenquimo is the founder of Alianza Ceibo in Ecuador, a Goldman Environmental Prize recipient and one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2020. This interview took place in the Newsroom of the Nature for Life Hub on 29 September after the Equator Prize ceremony that celebrated Alianza Ceibo as one of the 2020 winners.

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1 December 2020

We sat down with Nelson Ole Reiyia and Maggie Reiyia of the Nashulai Maasai Conservancy to learn how one of Kenya’s first Indigenous-managed conservancies was able to restore food security and self-sufficiency in the face of lost eco-tourism income caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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31 August 2020

This podcast features Roberto Borrero, a renowned indigenous rights activist and representative of Tribal Link Foundation, who discusses entryways for Indigenous Peoples to raise visibility of their rights in the United Nations system.

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2 August 2020

This podcast features Victor Lopez-Carmen, Co-Chair of the UN Global Indigenous Youth Caucus, who shares his experience representing Indigenous youth and advocating for Native American rights to health and to a healthy environment.

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30 June 2020

This podcast features Saw John Bright of the Karen Environmental and Social Action Network, who talks about the establishment of the Salween Peace Park for the promotion of peace and the protection of the Karen people's livelihoods in the face of conflict in Myanmar.

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30 May 2020

This podcast features Ghulam Mohammad of Baltistan Wildlife Conservation and Development Organization (BWCDO), an Equator Prize winning non-profit in Pakistan working to ensure that vulnerable snow leopards and humans coexist in harmony.

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1 May 2020

This episode describes the path of community-based organization Hui Makaʻāinana o Makana towards the establishment of a subsistence fishing area that preserves local ecological knowledge in Kauaʻi, Hawai'i.

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