As we are getting closer to this year’s Global Land Forum ILC had a conversation with Gillian Caldwell CEO of Global Witness, to gain more perspective on the international issues of protecting land and environmental defenders. Gillian will be speaking at the GLF in Bandung this September.
Of the different types of land tenure conflicts that occur in Ecuador, one of the most worrying is relevant to property rights in protected areas. The government’s designation of protected areas have not recognised the pre-existing land rights of individuals or communities. This has created conflicts that disrupt the governance of protected areas. For example, the Ministry of the Environment (MAE) clashed with communities on more than one occasion.
"Community Land Initiative" in Peru, advances of the Instituto del Bien Común
Latin America & the Caribbean
Friday, 14th September 2018
From the Namati Blog series 3/6
Today, after a century of recognition of indigenous communities by the State, in Peru there are still no official figures, precise data, nor an official map of native and peasant communities in the Andes. As part of the Community Land Initiative in Peru, the Instituto del Bien Común (IBC) has been supporting two peasant communities for the achievement of responsible governance of their communal lands.
Participatory mapping to protect Warungbanten village
IMAM HANAFI, Jaringan Kerja Pemetaan Partisipatif (JKPP) - Indonesia Community Mapping Networks
Thursday, 13th September 2018
From the Namati Blog series 2/6
Warungbanten, a farming community south of Mount Halimun, Indonesia is not at peace. Mining activity in the area has been bringing nothing but bad news, yet however, we are supporting communities to develop tools to protect their land.