Indigenous often “overlooked” in conservation effort: FAO

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A Maasai pastoralist holding a pregnant ewe in Narok, Kenya. Photo: FAO/Ami Vitale

Indigenous peoples have a "key role" in wildlife conservation because of their "deep understanding" of the native ecology.

That's according to Sheila Wertz, a senior officer with the Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) Forestry Division.

She spoke with Sandra Ferrari about FAO's latest quarterly forestry report which was released to coincide with World Wildlife Day, marked on March 3.

Ms Ferrari began by asking if local communities are being empowered enough to engage in wildlife conservation.

Duration: 4'01''

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