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How Five Communities Are Protecting the World’s Forests

Under the umbrella of the United Nations Development Programme, the Equator Initiative supports the work of local and indigenous communities worldwide in creating sustainable development solutions. The Equator Prize—awarded to 20 communities this year—recognizes those efforts. This short from Perspective Film Production highlights the work of five of the recipients protecting forests around the world.

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