The Panamanian government recognized the Wounaan people’s right to their land, which had been invaded by ranchers. But the struggle doesn’t end there.
The Amerindian People’s Association held its 9th General Assembly. Amongst their resolutions, they resolved to band together to protect their ancestral lands.
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.
In Peru, it’s much easier for agribusiness and oil companies to obtain land rights than it is for indigenous peoples, with dire consequences for the country’s rainforests.
Raposa Serra do Sol Insists Brazil Recognize its Rights at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
The people of Raposa Serra do Sol impatiently await justice for the heinous violence that has been committed against them.
As the Land Rights Now initiative gains momentum, Rainforest Foundation US offers insight into achieving legal recognition of indigenous peoples’ lands.
Decades ago, private interests drove the Ipetí people off of their ancestral lands. Finally, the Panamanian government recognizes their land rights.
Peru’s indigenous communities face numerous obstacles as they pursue their land rights. This community beat the odds.
Reckless oil exploration has tainted the sources of water which indigenous communities rely upon for survival, while the Peruvian government looks on.
Twelve Maya leaders were charged with unlawful imprisonment of a man who was illegally occupying their lands.
The Caribbean Court of Appeals rules in favor of Maya land rights, forcing Belize’s government to demarcate and register the Maya territory.