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FPP Field Report Central African Republic/Dzanga Reserve, February/March 2011

IntroductionForest Peoples Programme staff have recently returned from two weeks in the Central African Republic where we were working with the Bayaka Community Union and the World Wildlife Fund in the context of the EU-funded, Government of Central Africa Republic-implemented, and WWF-supported Dzanga Sangha project in which FPP is a partner. The objective of the EU project is to promote and improve local and especially indigenous livelihoods and sustainable development in the Dzanga Special Reserve in the context of increased protection for community rights, along with improved access to health and education services. The project is especially targeting the indigenous population of Bayaka forest huntergatherer communities, and the Sangha Sangha people, now a minority group traditionally based predominately along the rivers of the region. This EU project is one of a number of donor-funded projects implemented by the government, with technical and financial support from WWF, which together enable the Dzanga- Sangha Special Reserve to operate.

Press Release: World Bank’s forest climate fund slammed for sidelining indigenous peoples’ rights and failing to protect forests

DALAT, Vietnam (23 March 2011) – A new report launched today at the 8th meeting of the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) reveals that the Bank is not fulfilling its promises to protect the rights of forest peoples. Smoke and Mirrors: a critical assessment of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility by Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) and FERN exposes the World Bank’s failure to uphold its commitments on human rights and its engagement in never-ending changes to its social and environmental policies, weakening its accountability to affected communities and the public.

Nota de prensa: Recriminación al fondo para el clima de los bosques del Banco Mundial por relegar a un segundo plano los derechos de los pueblos indígenas y no proteger los bosques. 23 de marzo de 2011

DALAT, Vietnam (23 de marzo de 2011) – Un nuevo informe publicado hoy con motivo de la 8.ª reunión del Fondo Cooperativo para el Carbono de los Bosques (FCPF) del Banco Mundial revela que este último no está cumpliendo sus promesas de proteger los derechos de los pueblos de los bosques. Smoke and Mirrors: a critical assessment of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (Humo y espejos: una evaluación crítica del Fondo Cooperativo para el Carbono de los Bosques), publicado por el Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) y FERN, expone el fracaso del Banco Mundial a la hora de cumplir sus compromisos con los derechos humanos y la constante modificación de sus políticas sociales y medioambientales, reduciendo su obligación de rendir cuentas ante las comunidades afectadas y el público.

Communiqué de presse - Le fonds climatique de la Banque mondiale pour les forêts vivement critiqué pour son absence de prise en compte des droits des peuples autochtones et son échec dans la protection des forêts

DALAT, Vietnam (23 mars 2011) – Un nouveau rapport publié aujourd’hui à l’occasion de la 8ème  réunion du Fonds de partenariat pour la réduction des émissions de carbone forestier (FCPF) de la Banque mondiale révèle que la Banque ne tient pas ses promesses de protéger les droits des peuples de la forêt. Mirages et Illusions : une évaluation critique du Fonds de partenariat pour la réduction des émissions de carbone forestier du Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) et de FERN constate que la Banque mondiale n’a pas respecté ses engagements en matière de droits humains et apporte constamment des changements à ses politiques sociales et environnementales, ce qui affaiblit sa responsabilité envers les communautés affectées et le public.

Press Release: Precedent-setting land deal in palm oil expansion zone in Borneo. 21 March 2011

 

PONTIANAK - A new oil palm plantation being developed in Indonesian Borneo (West Kalimantan) has relinquished community lands to which it had gained a government permit. The company PT Agro Wiratama, a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and subsidiary of the giant Musim Mas group, agreed to relinquish more than 1,000 hectares of its 9,000 hectare concession back to the community, following interventions by community representatives and NGOs.

SIARAN PERS: Preseden penanganan masalah tanah dalam ereal ekspansi sawit di Kalimantan. 21 Maret 2011

Pontianak - Satu perkebunan kelapa sawit baru sedang dikembangkan di Indonesia Kalimantan Barat telah menyerahkan lahan masyarakat yang perusahaan dapatkan dari pemerintah. PT Agro Wiratama, salah satu anggota Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) dan anak perusahaan kelompok Musim Mas, setuju untuk melepaskan lebih kurang lebih 1.000 ha dari 9.000 ha lahan dalam izin lokasi kembali ke masyarakat, setelah berbagai desakan oleh wakil masyarakat dan LSM.