Annual Report 2002

FPP's report of activities for its charitable arm, over the year 2002

Concerns about the revision of the World Bank Policy on Indigenous Peoples - Briefing paper

This briefing aims to:

  • Outline the safeguard provisions of the World Bank's existing Indigenous Peoples Policy (OD4.20)
  • Provide a background to the World Bank's revision of its Indigenous Peoples Policy
  • Highlight the substative concerns of indigenous peoples regarding the March 2001 draft revised policy (Draft OP/BP4.10) and their criticisms of the revision process.

Preocupaciones acerca de la revision de la politica del Banco Mundial sobre pueblos indigenas - Documento Informativo

Esta nota tiene la meta de:

  • Resumir las estipulaciones de salvaguardia de la politica operativa vigente del Banco Mundial sobre Pueblos Indigenas - Directriz Operativa 4.20 (DO 4.20);
  • Presentar los antecedents de la revision de la politica del Banco Mundial sobre Pueblos Indigenas;
  • Destacar las preocupaciones substantivas de los pueblos indigenas sobre el borrador de marzo de 2001 de la politica revisada (Borrador PO/PB 4.10) y anotar sus criticas del proceso de revision.

Press release: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) requests that Suriname suspend logging and mining concessions in Saramaka Maroon territory

On August 8, 2002, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) issued a request to the Government of Suriname asking that it “take appropriate measures to suspend all concessions, including permits and licenses for logging and mine exploration and other natural resource development activity on lands used and occupied by the 12 Saramaka clans

Mining and Amerindians in Guyana

Final report of the APA/NSI project on 'Exploring Indigenous Perspective on Consultation and Engagement within the Mining Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean'.

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From principles to practice: Indigenous peoples and protected areas in Africa - Case study 9: South Africa

The Khomani San of South AfricaThe San peoples of South Africa have over the past century been decimated to the point of virtual extinction. Those that survived were driven off their traditional land, and forced to exist alongside the more powerful and dominant cultures of pastoralists and colonial landowners. Fewer and fewer San practised their ancient culture, and as a group they and their lifestyle became a thing of memory, as the San lost touch with the Kalahari wilderness.

From principles to practice: Indigenous peoples and protected areas in Africa - Case study 5: Uganda

The impact of (forest) nature conservation on indigenous peoples: the Batwa of south-western Uganda. A case study of the Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Conservation Trust.This study analyses the conflicts between wildlife and nature conversation and indigenous Batwa peoples in the Mgahinga and Bwindi National Parks, Uganda. Under its Global Environment Facility (GEF), the World Bank granted US $4.3 million in May 1991 to establish a trust fund in Uganda.

Africa: Forests Under Threat

Book available on request from FPP office:

Africa possesses an enormous diversity of forest ecosystems – from Mali to South Africa – all of which are at risk of degradation. The impacts are both local (ecological and social) and global as they affect climate change and hasten the loss of biodiversity. This book analyses the root causes of these threats and recounts the struggles by local people to protect and use these forests adequately.

ISBN 9974-7608-6-0   Paperback   Published by World Rainforest Movement