Monthly Archives: February 2013

Launch of the Philippines ICCA Consortium

In the Philippines, the future of conservation is directly linked to Indigenous peoples. Recent spatial analysis shows that the vast majority of the country’s remaining forests and key biodiversity areas are located within Indigenous peoples’ ancestral domains. From 19-21 February, Koalisyon … Continue reading

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Land rights activists angered as India’s forest act undermined

The government’s decision to allow major infrastructure projects to go ahead without obtaining consent for forest clearance paves the way for the violation of village land rights, say rights groups. Land and tribal rights in India have been dealt a new blow … Continue reading

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PROTECTED AREA GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT BOOK

The book is titled Protected Area Governance and Management and is planned to be launched as an IUCN “Legacy Product” of the November 2014 Sydney IUCN World Parks Congress. It will comprise 31 chapters, with each chapter being a self-contained and individually … Continue reading

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U.N. Study on the impact of EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES

The Special Rapporteur, in accordance with his mandate, is conducting a study on extractive and energy industries in and near indigenous territories in order to analyze their impacts on indigenous peoples and the human rights issues they have created, as … Continue reading

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Indonesian Paper Giant Pledges No More Deforestation

JAKARTA, Indonesia, February 6, 2013 (ENS) – In an agreement with Greenpeace, the giant Asia Pulp and Paper Group Tuesday announced a new Forest Conservation Policy that puts an immediate end to all natural forest clearing in Indonesia. Greenpeace hailed … Continue reading

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