Forest Peoples Programme Supporting forest peoples’ rights

Updates and Geotagged reports from Palawan

4 January, 2016

The Coalition Against Land Grabbing (CALG), Palawan, have released revised versions of three major reports produced mainly through the Ecosystem Alliance Fund.  One report focuses on the case of oil palm expansion in Sarong (Municipality of Bataraza), another deals with the conversion of primary upland forest for rubber plantations on the West Coast of Aborlan and the last one concerns organised squatting by migrants into the forest land of indigenous Tagbanua tribes. 

While the struggle for Sarong continues, CALG have provided para-legal training to local communities being impacted by migrant squatters connected to commercial operations.  This is taking place in Barangay of Napsan and Bagong Bayan, on the West-Coast of Puerto Princesa. 

In the case of rubber development in Aborlan West Coast, CALG have assisted impacted indigenous communities to gather together and file a resolution against rubber expansion, CALG are now closely following this case with NCIP, HRCP, to make sure that rubber plantation will stop and the deforested area will be returned to the legitimate indigenous claimants.  More details about these actions are contained in the geotagged reports below:

THE ABORLAN WEST- COAST GEOTAGGED REPORT
http://www.rainforest-rescue.org/files/en/ABORLAN%20WEST%20COAST%20GEOTA...

THE PUERTO PRINCESA WEST-COAST GEOTAGGED REPORT
http://www.rainforest-rescue.org/files/en/PUERTO%20WEST-COAST%20GEO%20RE...

THE ‘SARONG’ GEOTAGGED REPORT
http://www.rainforest-rescue.org/files/en/SARONG%20GEOTAG%20REPORT%20ful...