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Protests in Bolivia Against Renewed Road Plans for TIPNIS Rainforest.

Community leaders and environmentalists rally to protect Isiboro Sécure National Park and Indigenous Territory, cause of massive 2011 protests.

More… Aug 15, 2017

Illegal Arson Attack in Loliondo.

Rangers Say that They Have Started an Operation to Evict the Maasai from the 1,500 km2 Osero

More… Aug 14, 2017

Brazil’s Temer threatens constitutional indigenous land rights.

President Temer, influenced by the rural lobby in congress whose votes he needs to not be tried by the Supreme Court on corruption charges, has okayed new criteria meant to delegitimize indigenous land boundary claims, legal experts say.- One rule rejects any indigenous demarcation of land where Indians were not physically present on a traditional territory in 1988, which would disqualify many legitimate claims. - Another allows government to undertake “strategic” public works, such as dams and roads, without indigenous consent, violating the International Labor Organization’s 169 Convention, signed by Brazil.- The administration also introduced a bill likely to be passed by congress that reclassifies 349,000 hectares (1,347 square miles) of Jamanxim National Forest in the Amazon, gutting protections, allowing economic activities — logging, ranching, farming and mining — and legitimizing land grabs there.

More… Aug 02, 2017

Squatters battle Kenya's ex-president and charities over wildlife park

"Here are people with no alternative places to live, people who are born there... They have nowhere else to go"

More… Jul 22, 2017

Revealed: Bronx Zoo organization funds serious human rights abuses.

Vast swathes of the Bayaka's ancestral homelands in the Republic of Congo have been taken over without their consent by loggers and big conservation NGOs.

More… Jun 29, 2017

Taiwan aborigines can now legally hunt for food.

Taiwan's indigenous people finally granted the legal right to hunt wild game for food and tradition.

More… Jun 11, 2017

An Inquiry into the Status of Implementation of the Forest Rights Act.

World over, the territories of indigenous people overlap with the rich bio-diverse areas. Their identity, traditional practices, customary laws, and livelihood are tightly inter-linked to their land and natural resources. Protection and management of natural resources ensure their survival, physically as well as culturally. These forest and nature-dependent communities are increasingly coming in conflict with their respective governments and powerful corporations due to the rise in urbanization, changing economic factors, and push for mega projects across the globe, thereby making it more difficult for them to secure their basic rights and access to land and natural resources. Similar to the global trend, the rights of tribal and other forestdwelling communities in India, who constitute eight per cent (2011 Census) of the country’s population, are also being expropriated leaving them further marginalized.

More… May 28, 2017

Legal victory for Kenya hunter-gatherers

Hunter-gatherers in Kenya have won an eight-year court battle against the government's plan to evict them from their ancestral land in the Mau Forest.

More… May 28, 2017