Putting Information Into Action: Fighting Climate Change Through Indigenous-Led, Technology-Based Forest Protection
If tropical forests could be saved from behind a desk in a glass office building, it would have happened years ago. By investing directly in the communities fighting deforestation of their home we can turn the tide.
The Problem of Overlap:The Panamanian Government Stalls on Indigenous Land Titling on Protected Areas More than two-thirds of current indigenous land claims are still pending due to overlaps with protected areas. This case study focuses on the overlap between indigenous lands and protected areas in the Darién, particularly the Darién National Park. (This is a section of RRI’s Cornered by Protected Areas Report).
The Scramble for Land Rights:Reducing Inequity between Communities and Companies Rainforest Foundation worked on WRI’s study on how the global demand for natural resources has seen companies rapidly expand their operations into resource-rich Africa, Asia, and Latin America, often encroaching on land that Indigenous Peoples and rural communities have held for generations. Forced to make way for these investors, communities are losing their land at an alarming rate.
Protecting Forests- Protecting Lives Independent Midterm Evaluation An independent evaluation of Protecting Forests through Protecting Rights in Guyana” – a program of Rainforest Foundation US and the Forest People’s Programme in conjunction with the Amerindian Peoples Association and the South Central Peoples Development Association.
Ina Pata, Ko’mangnàtok Yeselu Our Land, Our Life: Ina Pata, Ko’mangnàtok
Yeselu / Our Land, Our Life Report on Amerindian communities in the Potaro-Siparuni Region in west-central Guyana (Region 8) and their land rights.
PRISMA’s report: Conservation and Community Rights: Lessons from Mesoamerica The world´s richest biodiversity can be found in the forests, waters and farms of indigenous peoples and local communities across the world. The Rainforest Foundation’s latest publication is a collaboration with PRISMA and Clark University.
Where the River Hides: Social conflict around land, protected areas and sacred sites in highland GuatemalaThe conflicts between indigenous peoples and government agencies over the benefits flowing from a sacred site that is used by the government for national and international tourism.
JUSTICE FOR SAWETO PRESS RELEASE: PRELIMINARY HEARING FOR SAWETO Superior Court of Ucayali will hold a preliminary hearing on the Saweto Murders on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. The community of Saweto is asking that the State investigate and prosecute the murders as an organized crime case.This would set a precedent for other cases of violence against indigenous environmental activists, throughout the Amazon, where perpetrators of violence enjoy almost complete impunity.