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Shipibo community in the Peruvian Amazon call on UN to safeguard their forests from government sanctioned landgrab

Indigenous and human rights organisations in the Peruvian Amazon have filed a formal petition to the UN to appeal for urgent action to prevent the land grab and destruction of their lands. The action comes in response to the decision by the Regional Government of Ucayali to remove protections for 3.5 million hectares of Amazon rainforest and allow for the invasion of indigenous lands.

Comunidad Shipiba de la Amazonía peruana exige a las Naciones Unidas proteger su territorio amazónico de una apropiación de tierras autorizada por el gobierno

Varias organizaciones indígenas y de derechos humanos de la Amazonía peruana han presentado una petición formal a las Naciones Unidas que solicita acción urgente para detener la apropiación y destrucción de sus tierras. Esta acción surge en respuesta a la decisión del Gobierno Regional de retirar protecciones legales de 3,5 millones de hectáreas de selva amazónica.

PRESS RELEASE: Call for Action - Indonesian Government must address violation of community's rights

The Indonesian government must address the human rights violations in Long Isun, Indonesia – a global gathering has declared. Delegates from Africa, Asia and Latin America heard first-hand testimonies of the growing harm facing forest communities around the world. From Indonesia, many cases demonstrated that Government plans and policies favoured the interests of large companies to the detriment of unprotected communities. They have called on the Government to protect the rights of the communities.

PRESS RELEASE: Himbauan Aksi: Pemerintah Indonesia harus bertindak atas pelanggaran terhadap hak-hak masyarakat

Pemerintah Indonesia harus bertindak atas pelanggran hak asasi manusia di Long Isun, Mahakam Hulu, Indonesia-Deklarasi dari sebuah pertemuan internasional. 

Delegasi dari Afrika, Asia dan Amerika Latin mendengar langsung kesaksian dari perkembangan yang membahayakan masyarakat kehutanan di seluruh dunia. Dari Indonesia, banyak kasus memperlihatkan bagaimana rencana dan kebijakan pemerintah lebih menguntungkan kepentingan dari perusahaan-perusahaan besar yang dapat mengakibatkan kerugian pada masyarakat yang tidak terlindungi dengan baik.

JUMPA PERS: RSPO memutuskan Wilmar telah melanggar hak-hak masyarakat adat Kapa dari Sumatera Barat

Panel Pengaduan RSPO baru saja mendapatkan temuan, yang mendukung pengaduan terhadap raksasa minyak sawit, Wilmar International, bahwa perusahaan tersebut memang secara tidak sah telah mengambilalih tanah masyarakat adat Kapa tanpa persetujuan masyarakat bersangkutan. Di bulan Oktober 2014, masyarakat Kapa, yang merupakan masyarakat adat dari Sumatera Barat, telah mengajukan pengaduan resmi kepada RSPO yang menyatakan bahwa anak perusahaan Wilmar International, PT PHP1, telah mengambil alih sebagian tanah adat mereka dan membangun perkebunan sawit tanpa persetujuan masyarakat. 

Indigenous leaders in the Amazon face death threats as community files lawsuit against Peruvian government for violation of their land rights

Leaders of the Shipibo indigenous village of Santa Clara de Uchunya, accompanied by their representative organisation FECONAU, filed a constitutional law suit challenging Peru’s regional government authorities for failing to secure legal protection of their traditional lands and enabling its acquisition and clearance by an international agribusiness company.

Press Release: Amerindian Peoples Association calls for Government of Guyana to secure full extent of traditional lands

GEORGETOWN, May 13, 2016: The Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) held its 9th General Assembly on 10-12 May 2016 in the village of Pakuri, Region 4. The main issues discussed during the assembly included land rights, climate change, and the various social and environmental issues affecting indigenous communities throughout the country. The assembly also highlighted the proactive measures communities are engaged in to build a stronger, greener, and more just Guyana.

Secure territorial rights of indigenous peoples and traditional knowledge must be central to post-conflict initiatives to save the Colombian Amazon and achieve sustainable development

Bogotá, April 25: A new report “Deforestation and indigenous peoples rights in the Colombian Amazon” co-published by social justice and environmental NGO DEDISE and Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) underlines the critical role of secure land and territorial rights and traditional knowledge in sustaining one of the most culturally and biologically diverse forests on the planet.

El Asegurar los derechos territoriales y el conocimiento tradicional de los pueblos indígenas son fundamentales para las iniciativas post conflicto destinadas a salvar la Amazonía colombiana y lograr un desarrollo sostenible

Bogotá, abril 25, 2016: Un nuevo informe titulado “Deforestación, políticas nacionales y derechos de los pueblos indígenas en la Amazonía colombiana”, co-publicado por la ONG de justicia social y ambiental DEDISE y el Forest Peoples Programme (FPP), resalta el papel crítico que juegan los derechos a la tierra y territoriales seguros y el conocimiento tradicional en el mantenimiento de uno de los bosques con mayor diversidad cultural y biológica que existe en el planeta.