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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.

A Collective Response for Territory and Life

Indigenous communities very often face territorial threats which call for an agile response to avoid them escalating. In this second post of a two-part series, Miluska Elguera, who works alongside Kichwa communities in San Martin, Peru, shares how an innovative Early Response Fund mechanism is supporting grassroots responses to territorial conflicts.

Una respuesta colectiva por el territorio y la vida

Muchas veces, las comunidades indígenas en la Amazonía peruana enfrentan amenazas territoriales que requieren una respuesta ágil para evitar que se intensifiquen. Miluska Elguera, que acompaña las comunidades kichwa en San Martín, Perú, describe un mecanismo innovador, el Fondo de Respuesta Temprano, para apoyar respuestas desde abajo a los conflictos territoriales.

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA: la Mesa Redonda sobre el Aceite de Palma Sostenible se niega a frenar violaciones de derechos humanos y deforestación en cadena de suministro de Alicorp en la Amazonía peruana

La Mesa Redonda sobre el Aceite de Palma Sostenible ha rechazado definitivamente una queja formal en contra de Alicorp S.A.A., la empresa de bienes de consumo más grande del Perú y miembro de esa organización, por obtener aceite de palma de una plantación que ya fue condenada por la misma RSPO.

BLOG: Learnings on gender from the Congo Basin

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.

BLOG: “Without our forest, we have no life, we disappear”

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.

BLOG: «Sin nuestro bosque no tenemos vida, desaparecemos»

Un miembro de una de las comunidades Baka de la zona de Ngoyla Mintom de Camerún, habla de ser expulsado ​​de su bosque ancestral y de los problemas a los que se enfrenta su pueblo a diario a por la falta de derechos territoriales y la falta de acceso a alimentos, medicinas y educación.

Indigenous peoples in Uganda release landmark document outlining their rights

At the end of three intense days of discussion, exchange and drafting, representatives from the Ik, Tepeth, Batwa, Benet and Ngikarimajong have released the Kisoro Memorandum, a definitive statement of their rights and expectations for support from their government and from other actors, including the UN system.