24 Oct.

Declaration of the Guardians of the Forest

Indigenous leaders from Mesoamerica, the Amazon and Indonesia release their declaration during tour in Europe The global coalition of indigenous groups, gathered under the Guardians of the Forest campaign, is in London on their way to Bonn to participate on the COP23...
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23 Oct.

Guardians of the Forest & Amnesty International

During their visit to London the Guardians of the Forest delegations visited Amnesty International UK headquarters, were various activities in preparation for upcoming events took place. The delegations met with Sara Ridkvist, Human Rights Defenders Campaign Manager...
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18 Oct.

Indigenous and Community leaders, on the road to Bonn

A delegation of indigenous peoples and local communities from the forests of Mesoamerica, Amazonia and Southeast Asia has come to Europe to tell their stories of struggle in defense of their territories against threats such as illegal mining, fuel extraction,...
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13 Oct.

Indonesia for Sale: an investigative series

The investigative series Indonesia for Sale, launching this week, will shine new light on the corruption behind Indonesia’s deforestation and land rights crisis. Indonesia for Sale is a collaboration between Mongabay and The Gecko Project, an investigative reporting...
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12 Oct.

2017 on course to be deadliest on record for land defenders

Deaths of environmental activists locked in conflict with mining, logging and agricultural companies across three continents has passed 150 The number of people killed this year while defending their community’s land, natural resources or wildlife has passed 150 –...
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10 Oct.

UN says land rights defenders gagged, criminalized

STOCKHOLM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Land rights activists are facing a “silent epidemic” – criminalized and gagged by companies eager to exploit the wealth of natural resources in indigenous territories, a United Nations expert said. Measures include...
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09 Oct.

Talent and technology to recover ancestral lands

Innovation, good ideas and willingness work together to defend the rights of indigenous peoples over their territories. Some examples. By Lola Hierro for Planeta Futuro, El País. Stockholm OCT 06 2017 – 08:26 CEST For every problem, a solution. And one, if...
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