While indigenous peoples make up only 5% of the global population, they protect as much as 80% of our planet's biodiversity.
Indigenous communities are often at the forefront of environmental protection, utilising their knowledge and practices in order to counteract the effects of environmental degradation on ecosystems and communities.
To celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on August 9th, we share the inspiring work of just two members of the Spring Prize community below.
Indigenous Climate Action and the African Biodiversity Network are just two of the indigenous-lead Spring Prize projects that are committed to social and environmental regeneration. To discover and learn about others visit springprize.org
Launched by Ethical Consumer and Lush in 2016, The Spring Prize is a biennial £200,000 prize fund and other support activities that aims to build capacity for those repairing the earth’s damaged systems.
The Spring Prize celebrates projects around the world that are increasing the capacity of communities and societies to thrive in harmony with nature and each other.