Indigenous people struggle to protect land rights, way of life in Bangladesh
Eco Catholic: Bangladesh delegates told the U.S. bishops that indigenous people are being forced from the rural lands their ancestors have lived on for centuries.
What Will It Take to Stop Tropical Deforestation? Lessons from a Case Study of Indigenous Peoples...
When I first heard about international programs that would pay to reduce deforestation, I assumed that indigenous peoples who inhabit tropical forests would be unanimously supportive. As I should have anticipated, indigenous peoples and their organizations are quite heterogenous in their reactions to forest conservation initiatives for many reasons, including past experiences of repression and current political movements to claim their rights.
Why You Won't Regret Stopping at the York Central Market
Less than an hour from Historic Smithton Inn is the fantastic York Central Market. This beloved attraction is located around the corner from the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center in downtown York and makes for a perfect day activity!
How to stop deforestation: 'Indigenous people are the best park rangers'
Trees soak up greenhouse gases, so how do we ensure their protection? Our experts offer seven ideas for the conservation and restoration of forests
Attacks on indigenous rights defenders should not be ignored
Dozens of indigenous rights defenders have been killed this year but the world has looked the other way.
6 lessons for stopping deforestation on the frontier
Mongabay.com is partnering with the Skoll Foundation ahead of the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship to bring a series of perspectives that aim to answer the question: how do we feed the world and still address the drivers of deforestation? HOW DO WE FEED THE WORLD AND STILL ADDRESS THE DRIVERS OF DEFORESTATION? Soy, …
How to Stop Deforestation in the Amazon? Empower Indigenous Peoples
Recently, questions have arisen about how Amazon Watch works to stop deforestation, and we'd like to take a moment to clarify our strategic approach to this vast problem and acknowledge that our programmatic strategy indeed addresses the heart of this issue.
How Indigenous Tribes Are Fighting the Drug Cartels
All across Latin America, drug traffickers are invading indigenous peoples' land. Here's how they're fighting back.
What the Paris Climate Agreement Means for Indigenous Rights and Hydroelectric Dams
The final agreement from the Paris climate talks has been the subject of much controversy regarding the language in the document pertaining to indigenous rights. Any semblance of a legally binding measure pertaining to these rights was omitted from the final agreement that was signed by the governme...
Attacks on Indigenous Rights Defenders Should Not Be Ignored
Dozens of indigenous rights defenders have been killed this year but the world has looked the other way.. The attempts at political violence that took place before the US elections have almost been forgotten now and the country has moved on to other controversies. The perpetrator of the attempted bombings was caught within a few days. In the wealthiest nations, you see, political threats and violence are addressed and prosecuted.
Environmental and indigenous rights activist to receive WWF’s top youth conservation award
Nina Gualinga, an indigenous woman leader of the Kichwa community of Sarayaku in the Ecuadorian Amazon, is the recipient of this year’s WWF International President’s Youth award.
Why indigenous and community land rights matter for everyone
Did you know that 90% of Africa’s rural land is undocumented, leaving rural communities vulnerable to land-grabbing? On Earth Day 2017, join our collective effort to make a difference not just for indigenous peoples and local communities but for the health of the environment and ending poverty and inequality.
The key reason why Central Americans don’t want asylum in Mexico
Mexico has offered immigrants the opportunity to seek refuge there. Why aren't they taking it?
What is the Relationship Between Deforestation And Climate Change?
Deforestation causes about 10 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.
How ‘pretendians’ undermine the rights of Indigenous people
We must guard against harmful public discourse about Native identity as much as we guard against harmful policy.
How Violence and Impunity Fuel Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon
This report documents how illegal logging by criminal networks and resulting forest fires are connected to acts of violence and intimidation against forest defenders and the state’s failure to investigate and prosecute these crimes.
INTERVIEW-How to stop deforestation? Give indigenous people rights to land
Without title deeds, indigenous communities may find their land is taken over for major development projects
Why Indigenous boys and men wear braids
CBC Indigenous asked readers: "Why do Indigenous boys and men choose to wear braids?" Here are some of the answers we got.
Amazon deforestation 'worst in 10 years'
The rate of deforestation has risen 13.7% in a year, amid concern about the new president's policies.
How will Indigenous Peoples be compensated for lost native title rights?
On Sept. 3, the High Court of Australia began hearing the most significant case concerning Indigenous land rights since the Mabo and Wik native title cases in the 1990s. For the first time, the High Court will consider how to approach the question of compensation for the loss of traditional land rights. The decision will …