Loss of land is not the only challenge faced by Uganda’s Batwa women

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.

Naciones Unidas pide al Gobierno de Ucayali derogar ordenanza que incrementará deforestación y tráfico de tierras del pueblo shipibo

La ONU ha pedido al Gobierno Regional de Ucayali la derogación de una ordenanza que iniciaría la remoción de protecciones sobre un área de 3.5 millones de hectáreas de la Amazonía y facilitaría la invasión de territorios indígenas. Eso expone a por lo menos 100,000 hectáreas a amenazas inmediatas de colonización y operaciones de agro-negocios.

Cameroon's Baka people and the art of listening for honey bees

As a small child, Daniel Dindo learned how to travel deep into the rainforest of Cameroon and climb trees to collect honey without harming the bees or damaging their hive. Now, the land where he continues to practice this traditional harvest has been declared a protected area, and Daniel wonders what this will mean for the future of his village and his indigenous Baka culture.

Peruvian authorities to remove protection for over 100,000ha of forest and indigenous lands

Regional authorities in Ucayali, Peru are to issue an order which will remove protections for over 100,000 hectares of Amazon rainforest, opening it up to settlers and allowing for the invasion of indigenous lands. The affected forests have previously been declared as “Permanent Production Forests” (BPP), meaning they enjoy a high degree of legal protection from deforestation.

Challenges and opportunities in the adoption of community forestry in RoC

In the absence of a land tenure system establishing clear collective ownership rights, community forestry now appears to be the most efficient option to secure customary land tenure in Congo. However, despite the opportunities that community forestry offers for IPLCs to secure customary land rights and improve their livelihoods, a number or constraints and challenges persist in relation to land tenure insecurity and overlapping.

Défis et perspectives liés à l’appropriation de la foresterie communautaire en RoC

En l’absence d’un régime foncier qui établit des droits de propriété collective suffisamment clairs, la foresterie communautaire apparait actuellement comme l’option la plus efficace pour sécuriser les droits de tenure foncière coutumière au Congo. Mais dépit des opportunités offertes par la foresterie communautaire aux CLPA pour la sécurisation des droits fonciers coutumiers et l’amélioration des moyens de subsistance, plusieurs défis et contraintes liés à la précarité des régimes fonciers ainsi qu’à la superposition des tenures foncières subsistent.