In mid-July, the Shipibo community of Santa Clara de Uchunya, with help from FPP, launched a crowdfunder to support urgently needed solutions in their fight to defend their forests and way of life from destruction by a palm oil company and land-trafficking gangs.
Soutenant les droits des peuples des forêts
Forest Peoples Programme défend les droits des peuples qui vivent dans les forêts et en tirent leur subsistance. Nous oeuvrons à créer un espace politique qui permette aux peuples des forêts de sauvegarder leurs droits, contrôler leurs terres et de décider eux-mêmes de leur avenir.
Indonesian, Liberian and International NGOs have just filed five (5) new complaints against Indonesia’s largest palm oil company, Golden Agri Resources (GAR), after its failure to comply with RSPO standards. The NGOs have called for the conglomerate's certificates to be suspended, for GAR to be suspended from the RSPO Board of Governors and sanctioned for repeated non-compliance, and for the Complaints Panel to investigate GAR’s exceeding the land ceiling and hiding its ownership of majority-owned subsidiaries.