The Maya keep up their perennial fight against state and private actors that violate their land rights.
On International Human Rights Day, the Arimae people are handed the legal rights to their ancestral homes, thus signaling a new hope for the future of Panama’s rainforests.
As the Land Rights Now initiative gains momentum, Rainforest Foundation US offers insight into achieving legal recognition of indigenous peoples’ lands.
Twelve Maya leaders were charged with unlawful imprisonment of a man who was illegally occupying their lands.
Activists around the world are being killed in record numbers as they defend their lands against increased competition over natural resources.
The Caribbean Court of Appeals rules in favor of Maya land rights, forcing Belize’s government to demarcate and register the Maya territory.