Indigenous Bagyeli communities in Cameroon are appealing to the United Nations and national courts to save their lands and forests, which are in the process of being given to large agri-business interests by the State.
Au Cameroun, des communautés autochtones Bagyeli saisissent les Nations Unies et les juridictions nationales pour sauver leurs forêts, en voie d’être cédée par l’Etat à l’agro-industrie Biopalm.
On 14 February, residents and leaders of the Resguardo Indígena Cañamomo Lomaprieta were targeted by a new armed actor defacing the walls of community buildings, and outlining threats in pamphlets under household doors.
El día 14 de febrero, los residentes y líderes del Resguardo Indígena de Origen Colonial Cañamomo Lomaprieta en Ríosucio y Supía, Caldas, Colombia, fueron atacados por un nuevo actor armado que dañó los muros de los edificios comunitarios, y repartió panfletos con amenazas por debajo de las puertas de los hogares.
In October 2020, the Convention on Biological Diversity will adopt a strategy — the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework — to replace the Aichi Targets. The Framework is intended as a step towards meeting the vision of a world ‘living in harmony with nature’ by 2050.
In a milestone for the defence of indigenous territories and forests in the Peruvian Amazon, the Regional Government of Ucayali (GOREU) has repealed a regional ordinance which sought to remove protections for more than 3.5 million hectares of rainforest and facilitate the invasion of indigenous lands.
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Forest Peoples Programme is no longer going to invest in efforts to facilitate dialogue between the management of Kahuzi-Biega National Park in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Batwa communities living around the Park.
On Tuesday 4 February 2020, the Bukavu Garrison Military Court (TMGB) handed down its verdict in the case of Jean-Marie Kasula and 7 co-defendants.
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The United Nations Special Rapporteur (UNSR) on the situation of human rights defenders, Michel Forst, has concluded his visit to Peru stating he is “appalled” by the criminalisation of environmental defenders.
Wampis and Awajun communities devastated by oil contamination demand justice as State-run oil company Petroperu is found responsible, and hit with historic US$ 5.1 million fine by environmental regulator.
In June 2014, an oil spill occurred along the Northern Peru pipeline. Over five years later and following a lengthy court battle, the indigenous communities most gravely impacted by this disaster have managed to secure approval and financing for an unprecedented health action plan.
In Uganda, many Batwa are homeless and isolated from their forests. For the women of the community, the situation is particularly challenging; rather than being able to gather foods from the forest, they must walk from one place to another in search of shelter, food and poorly paid work. Violence and discrimination are rife.
FPP's founder and Senior Policy Advisor, Marcus Colchester, has published a paper on "Legal obstacles to territorial rights recognition, sustainable commodity production and forest conservation on forest peoples’ lands in Southeast Asia with a focus on Indonesia and Malaysia." The paper is published by Liverpool University Press.
On 4 October 2019, 23 community leaders from Colombia and Peru arrived in the village of Soledad on the foothills of the Kampankis Mountain range in the heart of the territory of the Wampis Nation in northern Peru.