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Land preservation efforts by indigenous peoples are a struggle that spans the generations. Yet the plight of ancient peoples to preserve pristine ecosystems generally goes unnoticed. This is the reality of the nearly 370 million indigenous peoples in more than 70 countries worldwide, whose involvement stems from a deeply inherent and sacred relationship with the land. This five-page article by the executive director of IFIP first appeared in the summer 2005 edition of the Environmental Grantmakers Association newsletter.