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Film by the Indonesia Nature Film Society: Indigenous Peoples and the Struggle for their Homeland

Indonesia Nature Film Society

11 Marzo de, 2013

Land, territory and natural resources are not only viewied as an economic resource for the survival of indigenous peoples, but also identity. The identity of an existence that is contained within a value system: social, cultural and spiritual, inherited from generation to generation.

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Indonesian communities resist forest land grab by pulp and paper plantation

5 Marzo de, 2013

The Toba Pulp Lestari (TPL) company, is expanding its eucalyptus plantations on the lands of indigenous communities

The community of Pandumaan-Sipituhuta in North Sumatra faces the clearance of the forests that they depend on to extract resin by the Toba Pulp Lestari paper company, a subsidiary of the pulp and paper giant APRIL.

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Film: Don't Pulp Pandumaan-Sipituhuta: A David and Goliath Tale

The communities of Pandumaan-Sipituhata with KSPPM and support from LifeMosaic

5 Marzo de, 2013

The pulp and paper industry is growing all over Indonesia. The Toba Pulp Lestari (TPL) company, is expanding its eucalyptus plantations on the lands of the indigenous communities of Pandumaan-Sipituhuta in North Sumatra.

The communities have lived and worked on their lands for 13 generations. They are peacefully resisting to defend their forests and their livelihoods. But their defence of their lands comes at a heavy cost as they are criminalised.

Please stand together with this community at the front-line of the global land grab that is putting profit ahead of rights.

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Film produced by PUSAKA, SKP-Kane and Gekko Studio: Our Land Has Gone

28 Febrero de, 2013

The Malind Anim tribe in Zanegi village, Merauke, Papua, Indonesia are hunter gatherers who rely on the forest for their livelihoods. They are born, raised and get food from the forest. But in the village of Zanegi, times have changed. The MedCo corporation is clearing thousands of hectares of forest, with plans to convert 169,000 hectares of land to industrial tree plantations as part of the million hectaure Merauke Integrated Food and Energy Estate, known as MIFEE.

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Video: Our Land Has Gone

PUSAKA, SKP-KAME and Gekko Studio

28 Febrero de, 2013

The Malind Anim tribe in Zanegi village, Merauke, Papua, Indonesia are hunter gatherers who rely on the forest for their livelihoods. They are born, raised and get food from the forest. But in the village of Zanegi, times have changed. The MedCo corporation is clearing thousands of hectares of forest, with plans to convert 169,000 hectares of land to industrial tree plantations as part of the million hectaure Merauke Integrated Food and Energy Estate, known as MIFEE.

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Publication by Institut Dayakologi - Protecting Tiong Kandang: The Guardian of our World

Institut Dayakologi and Forest Peoples Programme (FPP)

6 Febrero de, 2013

This book, co-published by FPP and Institut Dayakologi, is part of a joint project on putting customary rights into spatial planning in Sanggau District. It documents the sacred, natural and ritual values of Tiong Kandang forest to the indigenous peoples of Bangka village in Sanggau District, West Kalimantan, and the participatory mapping of their ancestral adat (customary) lands.

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Indonesia: controversial pulp and paper giant APP comes under scrutiny as it plans expansion but makes new promises

2 Octubre de, 2012

Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) is coming under intensifying scrutiny over its renewed promises to bring its giant mills and supply chains into compliance with best practice norms for sustainability and its new promises that it will respect the rights of local communities and indigenous peoples. Recently, Marcus Colchester, as Co-Chair of the High Conservation Values Resource Network and Director of FPP, and Patrick Anderson, FPP's Policy Advisor in Indonesia, met with APP's Head of Sustainability, Aida Greenbury, and her team of advisers and consultants, to clarify the company's commitments.

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