Human rights should be "priority" in conservation efforts

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Victoria Tauli-Corpuz. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Everyone involved in efforts to conserve the environment must make the human rights of indigenous people a "priority."

That's the message that a UN independent expert is taking to the World Conservation Congress which opens in Hawaii on Thursday.

Communities around the world are increasingly losing access to lands they have inhabited for centuries.

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz is the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Daniel Dickinson began by asking her about the conflict between conservation and indigenous communities.

Duration: 3'15"

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