This recording features the words of indigenous leaders and community representatives of the Uitoto, Muinane, Nonuya and Andoque peoples of the Colombian Amazon, who share similar cultural practices and beliefs and self-identify as “People of the Centre.”
On the day that the UK Supreme Court rules on whether 1,800 Zambian villagers can continue their claim against mining giant Vedanta, Forest Peoples Programme joins more than 20 organisations to launch call for legal reform to make UK multinationals accountable for human rights abuses and environmental damage linke
In recent weeks, there has been significant press coverage of human rights abuses connected with the work of international conservation charities, including WWF.
19 de marzo de 2019: Anoche, aproximadamente a las 9:15pm en Costa Rica, el amado líder indígena del pueblo Bribri, Sergio Rojas Ortiz, fue asesinado mientras estaba solo en su casa en Yeri, ubicada en el territorio indígena de salitre (Puntarenas, Costa Rica). Dos vecinos Bribri habrían escuchados 15 disparos.
As a human rights organisation, gender justice is a fundamental principle of our work, and we have long been conscious of, and sought to address, the barriers to effective participation in decision-making by women. This blog summarises some of the experiences and learnings from our fieldwork in the Congo Basin over the past 5 years, on how to improve women’s effective participation at the community level.
Tropical forests in Borneo are under major threat from deforestation from planned infra-structure development, says a new report published today.
An emotive candle light commemoration for all the indigenous leaders and community members killed in the two years since the adoption of the Colombian peace agreement was held in the town square of Riosucio, in Caldas, Colombia on 7 December 2018.
Una emotiva conmemoración a la luz de velas para todos los y las líderes indígenas e integrantes de la comunidad que han sido asesinados desde la firma del acuerdo de paz en Colombia hace dos años tuvo lugar en la plaza del pueblo de Riosucio, en Caldas, Colombia, el 7 de diciembre de 2018.
For the Wampis Nation in the Peruvian Amazon, protecting their territory and living well go hand in hand with reclaiming and strengthening their own ancestral knowledge, wisdom, practices and customs.
Para la Nación Wampís de la Amazonía peruana, defender el territorio y vivir bien van de la mano con recuperar y fortalecer el conocimiento, sabiduría, prácticas y costumbres ancestrales.
In November the world reacted with outrage after Christian missionary John Allan Chau was killed by members of the indigenous inhabitants of North Sentinel island. Perhaps surprisingly however most of the anger was not directed at the Sentinelese, but at John himself.
“Indigenous peoples and local communities embody humanity’s creative intelligence and wisdom in our care and love for Mother Earth.
From the Arctic North, to the Pacific Island South, to the Tropical Forests of Latin America, Local Biodiversity Outlooks online highlights how indigenous peoples and local communities are rising to the challenge to counter the effects of some of the most pressin
More than 400 community leaders, women, elders and families of Montes de María met the departmental government and state authorities to denounce growing insecurity in their home area, and to call for more progress in the implementation of the Peace Agreement.
Más de 400 líderes comunitarios, mujeres, ancianos y familias de Montes de María se reunieron con el gobierno departamental y las autoridades estatales para denunciar la creciente inseguridad en su área local y demandar acciones para acelerar la implementación del Acuerdo de Paz en su zona.
A member of one of Cameroon’s Baka Communities in the Ngoyla Mintom area, talks about being driven out of his ancestral forests, and the issues his people face on a daily basis through lack of land rights and lack of access to food, medicine and education.