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Keeping Up With The Defenders

News and notes from the forest

Scaling Up Indigenous Land Titling in Panama

Panama City, September 2018   COONAPIP Scales Up Indigenous Land Titling in Panama The National Coordination of Indigenous Peoples of Panama (COONAPIP) launched a new effort last week to scale up titling of collective lands and strengthen governance in the Central...

Fortress Conservation Hurts Our Planet

Fortress conservation doesn't just hurt indigenous communities it hurts our planet. The newest Rights Resources Initiative (RRI ) study  Cornered By Protected Areas documents  how fortress conservation is "hurting people and forests alike."  Researchers from around...

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Happy Indigenous Peoples' Day >>> Did you know that... Scientists discovered the medicine used in birth control pills by learning from indigenous women that used wild yam to prevent conception?  The US's federal government structure was inspired by the Iroquois League...

Protecting Guyana’s Rainforest

Indigenous Communities Are Dedicated to Protecting Guyana's Rainforests Indigenous communities are key to protecting the forest, and in Guyana, indigenous customary lands cover large extents of the interior. The government of Guyana has an international commitment to...

From Guyana’s Rainforest: Michael McGarrell

Saving Guyana's rainforest: My name is Michael McGarrell and I am of the Patamona Nation, an indigenous people of Guyana.  I come from Chenapou, which is located on the Potaro River, close to the famous Kaeituer Falls.  I work at the Amerindian People's Association as...

Green Your Investments

Socially Responsible Investments Make a Difference Socially responsible investments don't have to be difficult.  One easy way to get started is to donate some of the stocks that don't align with your social and environmental concerns. Divesting unwanted investments...