On the 4th of May, 2019, gunshots were fired and grenades were hurled into the midst of a community gathering in which some of the most renowned Afro-Descendant leaders from Northern Cauca, Colombia were meeting.
In the aftermath of the 18 March 2019 assassination of their leader and colleague, Sergio Rojas, the Bribri indigenous peoples of Salitre, Costa Rica have demanded that the Government execute 8 eviction orders of illegal non-indigenous occupants in their territory within 30 days – the orders were issued o
In the Peruvian Amazon, the battle between ‘sustainable’ palm oil and industrial-scale deforestation continues.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index has removed the world’s second largest palm oil company, Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), from its list of sustainable companies, reported Friends of the Earth (FoE) this week.
Tropical forests in Borneo are under major threat from deforestation from planned infra-structure development, says a new report published today.
During 25-26 December 2018, the Bribri People were subjected to more violence and threats in their indigenous territory of Salitre, by a group of non-indigenous individuals armed with machetes and guns. To date, the State has not detained any of the perpetrators.
As land disputes over palm oil plantations in West Sumatra flare up, community leaders and human rights defenders are being subjected to increasing intimidation and criminalization by local police allegedly spurred on by planters.
On the eve of its address to the Oslo Tropical Forest Forum (OTFF), Peru’s national indigenous organisation AIDESEP has launched a joint report with the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) which highlights the Peruvian government’s ongoing failure to meet its progressive commitments to recognise indigenous peoples’ land rights.
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.
Des dirigeants autochtones et des défenseurs des droits humains de quatre pays abritant des forêts tropicales se rendent à Paris pour appeler instamment à agir contre la déforestation et les violations des droits humains lors de la réunion multipartite du 27 juin du
Nearly all forests across the globe are inhabited and the peoples who live there have customary rights and ways of life and traditional knowledge that are attuned to their forest environments.