FPP's report of activities over the year 2007
FPP's report of activities for its charitable arm, over the year 2007
Submitted by FECONACO and the Grupo de Trabajo Racimos de Ungurahui
The US$77.3m Sundarbans Biodiversity Conservation Project was suspended three years early because of its failure to conserve biological diversity and reduce poverty in the Sundarbans. This report provides an analysis of the project's design flaws and consequent disintegration, and identifies means of making good the damage done.
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47 pages Unnayan Onneshan, Nijera kori, FPP
The Achuar indigenous people of the Río Corrientes are suffering severe health problems due to State-authorised oil exploration on their land.
Only available in SpanishFECONACO and the Grupo de Trabajo Racimos de Ungurahui
Drawing on interviews with indigenous leaders regarding the imposition of State protected area policies on indigenous communities, this report presents a series of principles and preconditions for the right to FPIC.
Article covering the history of negotiations within the United Nations Forum on Forests and the Convention on Biological Diversity, considering the avenues available for indigenous peoples to most effectively defend their rights to lands and resources within the conservation and forestry debates.Published in "Biodiversity", the quarterly journal of TC-Biodiversity
Statement by Victoria Tauli-Corpuz drawing attention to the need for full and effective consultation with indigenous peoples prior to the development of new initiatives and programmes impacting on them.
The lack of protections and provisions for securing the rights of indigenous peoples
Judgment of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the Case of the Saramaka People v. Suriname
Independent record of consultations on the ADB's draft safeguard policy. Indigenous peoples’ representatives call for compliance with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and protection of the right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent
Submission by the Conselho Indigena de Roraima, Forest Peoples Programme, Rainforest Foundation US and University of Arizona Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program
Letter from ACIDI, CAPI and FPP requesting GEF's commitment to finding a solution
This report reveals escalating conflicts between indigenous peoples and oil palm companies due to the rapid expansion of plantations in the Malaysian State of Sarawak. Based on field interviews with community representatives in 12 different villages the report details:
- rapid rate of expansion of oil palm plantations in Sarawak
- reasons for the conflicts over native customary lands
- why some 40 legal cases about land conflicts between communities and oil palm companies are now clogging the courts in Sarawak
- concerns raised by the communities about the plantations
- how the process of oil palm development in Sarawak is contrary to international standards adopted by the Rountable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
- recommendations for reform
Indigenous peoples' organisations (FENAMAD and COHARYIMA) in Peru reject hydrocarbon concessions imposed on indigenous territories and condemn government plans to annul protected areas to allow exploitation of oil fields in Madre de Dios. (only available in Spanish)
Organizaciones indigenas en el Peru (FENAMAD y COHARYIMA) rechazan la superposicion de concesiones de hidrocarburos en territorios indigenas, y condenan planes gubernamentales para anular areas protegidas con el fin de permitir la explotacion de campos de gas y petroleo en el departamento de Madre de Dios.
(Most recent correspondence listed first) 1. 12 October 2007 - FPP letter to HSBC in light of HSBC's failure to respond to earlier requests.2. 31 May 2007 - FPP and FERN letter to HSBC again questioning the company's procedures and intentions. 3. 24 May 2007 - HSBC reply to FPP explaining its intention to stay involved with Samling as it considers the company to be making progress to improve its operations.
Letter from the IFC to FPP in response to their letter querying IFC's application of safeguards to protect indigenous peoples October 2007 (see related reports).