Drawing the future for forest communities

Forest communities are using art to stake a claim on their future. As part of IUCN's Livelihoods and Landscapes Initiative, Intu Boedhihartono encourages local people to draw how they see the areas that they live in now and how they imagine they could change in a few years' time.

Landscapes and Livelihoods drawing Photo: Agni Boedhihartono / IUCN

The visualisation techniques give forest communities a voice with policy makers so that they can help determine changes to the landscape which will affect them the most. Wild Talk spoke to Intu to find out how drawings can influence forests of the future.

Work area: 
Forests
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