Joint letter to end EU complicity in Amazon fires

In light of the forest fires in Brazil, Forest Peoples Programme and others ask the EU to urgently address complicity in current deforestation crisis and instruct the European Commission to work on EU regulation to end deforestation.

« Sans droits fonciers autochtones, il n’y aura ni Amazonie ni sécurité pour l’humanité »

Oslo, mercredi 27 juin 2018. À la veille de son intervention devant le Forum d’Oslo sur les forêts tropicales (OTFF), l’organisation autochtone nationale péruvienne AIDESEP a publié un rapport conjoint avec le Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) qui met en exergue les échecs répétés du gouvernement péruvien pour respecter ses engagements progressifs de reconnaissance des droits fonciers autochtones. Sur une note positive, ce rapport rend compte des progrès rapides dans l’enregistrement des terres autochtones grâce aux programmes de financement décentralisés mis en place et supervisés par des organisations autochtones.

Press: Indigenous peoples of the Amazon share message with the world

Bogotá 25 April: We, the traditional authorities and elected leaders of the Uitoto, Muinane, Andoque and Nonuya peoples of the Middle Rio Caquetá region of the Colombian Amazon are in Bogotá between the 25th and 28th of April to represent our peoples and our Traditional Association of Indigenous Authorities - the Regional Indigenous Council of Middle Amazonas (CRIMA) in meetings with different State institutions and international agencies. We self-identify ourselves as the "People of the Centre" and heirs of the Green Territory of Life in the Amazon rainforest.

Prensa: Los Pueblos indígenas del Territorio de Vida enviamos un mensaje al mundo

Bogotá, Colombia – 25 de abril 2017: Autoridades tradicionales y líderes elegidos de los pueblos Uitoto, Muinane, Andoque y Nonuya del Medio Rio Caquetá de la región amazónica colombiana, quienes nos reconocemos como la “Gente de Centro” y herederos del Territorio Verde de Vida, venimos a Bogotá entre el 25 y el 28 de abril en representación de nuestros pueblos y nuestra Asociación Tradicional de Autoridades indígenas – Consejo Regional Indígena del Medio Amazonas (CRIMA) con el fin de sostener reuniones con diferentes instituciones del Estado y agencias inter

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.

Indigenous peoples in Guyana call for strong protections for customary land rights and application of FPIC in timber trade agreement with the EU

In two newly released reports, indigenous leaders point out that the current concession allocations system in Guyana is unjust, severely flawed and facilitated by a national legal framework that does not fully respect their internationally protected rights to their customary lands and resources.

The foreign companies come and they have legal rights and we the people who have been living here all the time do not have legal rights.” [Resident, Kwebanna village]