This week’s newly announced Biodiversity Council has said that Indigenous groups will play a large role in sustaining Australia’s biodiversity going forward.

Currently Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) account for a sizeable portion of Australia’s Environmental protected areas- areas that set aside for environmental sustainability.

Environmental protected areas were a big point of discussion at this week’s COP15 summit, were the target of 30 by 30 was discussed.

The target aims to see 30 per cent of global land and sea protected from land clearing and pollution practices.

One of the Biodiversity Council Councilors and Yuin man Dr Jack Pascoe discussed the role IPA’s will have in reaching the target going forward, and made note of Indigenous Australian’s long history of environmental conservation

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