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A member of the Ka'apor indigenous tribe inspects a rifle and machete confiscated from a man suspected of setting an illegal fire for logging on their protected land on November 23, 2014 in the Ka'apor Indigenous Reserve in Maranhao State, Brazil. | Mario Tama/Getty
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Indigenous Groups Could Be the Key to Combating Global Deforestation

A first-of-its-kind study shows that once indigenous groups in the Peruvian Amazon were granted titles to the land on which they lived, the amount of forest loss declined.

Updated On 04/04/2017 at 09:16AM EST
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