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Video - Natural Justice and Community Protocols

Biocultural Community Protocols: Articulating and Asserting Stewardship

Video from Natural Justice focussing on protocols developed by Indigenous peoples or mobile or local communities ("community protocols"). A useful means by which a range of peoples and communities can engage with others according to their values, and on the basis of customary, national and international rights and responsibilities.

More… Nov 21, 2012

Video - Natural Resource Management in Northern Thailand

From IMPECT a group focusing on the populations of ten indigenous groups in the highlands of northern Thailand

Thailand has a population of more than 2 million indigenous people. It is estimated that 1.2 million live in the highlands in the north of the country. During the last four decades, most of these areas have been declared by the Thai government as protected areas, meaning that local communities don't have the right to manage their natural resources and to farm in their own areas. As a solution to this problem, FPP partner IMPECT began its natural resource management programme in the North of Thailand.

More… Apr 30, 2012

Video - Ethiopia: A battle for land and water

Part of the Food for 9 Billion series, a NewsHour partnership with the Center for Investigative Reporting

"Many of the relocated communities could face endemic hunger as early as next year, according to Human Rights Watch. Most are still waiting for farms or seed. More than 12 million Ethiopians are currently in need of food assistance. The future for groups like the Anuak grows increasingly uncertain as the global land rush continues not just in Ethiopia, but in dozens of countries......"

More… Feb 28, 2012

Video - 'Suits and Savages - Why the World Bank Won't Save the Tiger.'

A video contribution from film maker Zoe Young

"Our film Suits and Savages is over ten years old now, but unfortunately the story we told is still happening again and again: Forest after forest enclosed, fund after environmental fund wasted, people after people losing lands and culture and wildlife still losing ground"

More… Feb 19, 2012

Video - 'Baka - A cry from the rainforest.'

A video posted by Sophie Pritchard. Links inside.

"This programme shows how their lives have changed over 25 years, mining of cobalt, logging and a nature reserve has completely changed their forest and their lives."

More… Feb 17, 2012

Video - 'Uganda's first Participatory Three-Dimensional Modelling Project.'

Organised in 2011 in Kisoro by the Batwa, former hunter-gatherers who were evicted from two national parks 20 years ago

More… Jan 11, 2012

Video - 'Conservation Refugees - Expelled from Paradise.'

By Steffen Keulig, Marketfilm. Posted by Zoe Young.

Synopsis: It is no secret that millions of native people around the world have been forced off their homelands to make way for oil, mines, timber, and agriculture. But few people realize that the same thing has happened for a cause which is considered by many as much nobler: land and wildlife conservation. Indigenous peoples evicted from their ancestral homelands, for conservation initiatives, have never been counted; they are not even officially recognised as refugees. The number of people displaced from their traditional homelands is estimated to be close to 20 million. These expelled native peoples have been living sustainable for generations on what can only be reasonably regarded as their ancestral land.

More… Jan 10, 2012

Video - 'The Endorois Case - Litigating the Right to Development'

This clip was edited by Zoe Young from two earlier films, and screened at the United Nations OHCHR Social Forum, marking 25 Years of the Right to Development.

In the 1970s, the Endorois people of Kenya's Rift Valley were forced from their land to make way for the Lake Bogoria National Reserve. In 2010, they won their case before the African Commission on Peoples' and Human Rights, creating a major legal precedent for the Right to Development and recognising indigenous people's rights over traditional lands and resources.

More… Nov 11, 2011