26 February 2020 – Rome, Italy
In October 2020, the Convention on Biological Diversity will adopt a strategy — the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework — to replace the Aichi Targets. The Framework is intended as a step towards meeting the vision of a world ‘living in harmony with nature’ by 2050.
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FPP's founder and Senior Policy Advisor, Marcus Colchester, has published a paper on "Legal obstacles to territorial rights recognition, sustainable commodity production and forest conservation on forest peoples’ lands in Southeast Asia with a focus on Indonesia and Malaysia." The paper is published by Liverpool University Press.
In 2018, Colombia’s Supreme Court of Justice declared under judgement STC 4360 that the Amazon Rainforest is a subject with rights that need to be respected. It ordered that the state must take measures at the local and national levels to protect these rights, defend the forest and combat climate change.
When is it acceptable to restrict a community’s right to hunt or use natural resources it has traditionally accessed?
Can a protected area be created on community lands without their consent?
WWF, the World Bank and the Government of Cameroon have hailed the Ngoyla Wildlife Reserve in Cameroon as a success for conservation.
Following recent deadly clashes between eco-guards and Batwa Pygmies in April 2019 that resulted in the death of two people - one Batwa and one eco-guard - further clashes took place on 17 July 2019, during which one Batwa was killed and several others were seriously wounded by eco-guards’ bullets, meanwhile one eco-guard
On July 23 and 24, under the canopy of the Nomedjo community forest, the Gbabandi Platform came together for its second General Assembly. Gbabandi comprises eight indigenous organisations, and over 100 Baka and Bagyeli attended the meeting, travelling from across Cameroon's forests.
In June 2019, environmental and human rights defenders are speaking at the Global Landscapes Forum in Bonn to look at how we can address the growing threats of violence and criminalisation of indigenous peoples and defenders as they fight for the survival of their forests, territories and communities.
In the absence of a land tenure system establishing clear collective ownership rights, community forestry now appears to be the most efficient option to secure customary land tenure in Congo. However, despite the opportunities that community forestry offers for IPLCs to secure customary land rights and improve their livelihoods, a number or constraints and challenges persist in relation to land tenure insecurity and overlapping.
The overall aim of this note is to gather perceptions held by local and indigenous communities currently managing, or setting up, community forests in Cameroon.
On top of a hill on the edge of the Northern Rift Valley in Kenya, the sun is warm but the air is fresh and cool. Moments ago, music of resistance filled the air as Sengwer women practiced traditional dance, song and solidarity.
FPP and signatory organisations from around the world have sent an Open Letter to WWF International, calling for thorough, fair and transparent investigations into serious allegations of abuses in WWF projects in Cameroon, Nepal, India and elsewhere.
In recent weeks, there has been significant press coverage of human rights abuses connected with the work of international conservation charities, including WWF.
For the Wampis Nation in the Peruvian Amazon, protecting their territory and living well go hand in hand with reclaiming and strengthening their own ancestral knowledge, wisdom, practices and customs.
Four interlinked crises are facing the world: forest loss. climate change, biodiversity loss, and the extinction of languages. But could the latter highlight a solution to them all?