Ressources

El Presidente de Indonesia se compromete a reconocer los derechos colectivos de los pueblos indígenas a sus territorios

En una importante declaración en una reunión internacional de algunos de los mayores compradores del aceite de palma y la pulpa de papel de Indonesia, su presidente Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono anunció nuevas medidas para contener la deforestación. Aceptando la responsabilidad de la «neblina» peor de lo normal generada por la quema de árboles en plantaciones de Sumatra, que ha hecho la vida imposible a los habitantes de Singapur y el sur de Malasia (así como de la propia Sumatra), el Presidente vinculó la necesidad de fortalecer el control de los bosques con la de asegurar los derechos de los pueblos indígenas y las comunidades que dependen de ellos.

Le Président indonésien s’engage à reconnaître les droits collectifs des peuples autochtones à leurs territoires

Dans une déclaration importante à l’occasion d’une rencontre internationale réunissant quelques-uns des principaux acheteurs d’huile de palme et de pâte à papier indonésiennes du monde, le Président indonésien, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, a annoncé de nouvelles mesures pour freiner la déforestation. Acceptant la responsabilité du « brouillard » annuel plus épais que d’habitude dû aux incendies de forêt dans les plantations à Sumatra, qui ont assombri les vies des résidents de Singapour et du Sud de la Malaisie (ainsi que de Sumatra même), le Président a associé la nécessité de renforcer le contrôle des forêts à la nécessité de garantir les droits des communautés tributaires de la forêt et des peuples autochtones.

Presiden Indonesia berkomitmen untuk mengakui hak-hak kolektif masyarakat adat atas wilayah mereka

Dalam sebuah pernyataan penting kepada sebuah pertemuan internasional yang dihadiri sebagian pembeli terbesar minyak sawit dan kertas-bubur kertas Indonesia, Presiden Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono mengumumkan langkah-langkah baru untuk menahan laju deforestasi. Seraya menerima tanggung jawab atas kabut asap yang lebih buruk dari biasanya akibat pembakaran hutan di perkebunan di Sumatra, yang telah mengganggu kehidupan masyarakat Singapura dan Malaysia (termasuk masyarakat Sumatra sendiri), Presiden mengaitkan perlunya pengawasan yang lebih kuat terhadap hutan dengan perlunya menjamin hak-hak masyarakat yang tergantung pada hutan dan hak-hak masyarakat adat. 

Mongabay: Over 30 tons of explosives to be detonated in Manu National Park buffer zone

Source: Mongabay

A consortium of gas companies headed by Pluspetrol and including Hunt Oil plans on detonating approximately 38 tons of explosives in the south-east Peruvian Amazon in one of the most biodiverse regions in the world.

The detonations are part of 2D and 3D seismic tests planned by Pluspetrol in its search for new gas deposits in the Camisea region—plans that are currently pending approval by Peru's Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM).

Paraguayan Indigenous Community Reoccupies Territory After Two Decades of Forced Expulsion

Source: The Real News Network

Indigenous families in Paraguay have been living precariously on the side of a highway in Paraguay’s remote Chaco region for more than 20 years, ever since a German cattle rancher and the Paraguayan state illegally kicked them off of their ancestral lands. A 2006 Inter-American Human Rights Court ruling held the Paraguayan state responsible for returning roughly 14,000 hectares to the community Sawhoyamaxa, a small fraction of their original territories. After pursuing every legal means possible and even blocking the highway in protest to no avail, the community decided in March 2013 to take matters into their own hands and reoccupy their lands.

Harapan Rainforest conservation project urged to respect forest peoples' rights

Following sustained efforts to persuade the international rainforest conservation project to respect forest peoples' rights, local NGO Scale Up and Forest Peoples Programme have written a joint letter to the project managers (PT REKI) requesting effective follow up on their commitment to have mediated dialogues with the affected communities. The project, an Ecological Restoration permit issued in an old logging concession, overlaps the lands of forest peoples locally known as Batin Sembilan.

Global Indigenous Preparatory Conference Alta Outcome Document

Introduction: We Indigenous Peoples and Nations (hereinafter referred to as Indigenous Peoples) representing the 7 global geo-political regions including representatives of the women’s caucus and the youth caucus have gathered in the traditional territories and lands of the Sami people at Alta, Norway.

AMERINDIAN PEOPLES ASSOCIATION (APA) PRESS RELEASE: The APA Has Never Called for a “State within a State” but Instead Respect for Indigenous Rights

Recently and even more than before there has been a spate of letters appearing in the Guyana Chronicle leveled at criticizing the work of the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) and making totally false and malicious statements and assertions about the organisation and its Vice President Tony James. These include ones written by Noel Antone (June 6), Patrick Austin (June 9) and Peter Persaud (June 12). Letters such as those above have been given ready publication by the Chronicle but when the APA has responded to provide the truth, our letters or releases are never published by the paper.