A tool to secure tenure for all in Francophone Africa
Viernes, 15th Marzo 2019
Across French speaking Africa, communities are battling governments and companies to preserve their historical rights to land. An inclusive land tool developed by the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) is helping communities determine borders and protect their rights.
The case for an International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists
Miércoles, 20th Marzo 2019
Although livestock supports the livelihoods and food security of almost 1.3 billion people, its keepers, including pastoralists still feel marginalised. The Government of Mongolia and other countries are calling for an International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists (IYRP) to increase their recognition and the importance of rangelands.
Millions of Adivasi and forest dwellers face eviction
Jueves, 14th Marzo 2019
On 13 February, 2019 the Supreme Court of India ordered the evictions of indigenous peoples and forest dwellers in more than 16 states. The decision effectively rejects the claims of forest dwellers to use, manage and govern their native forests, according to the Forest Rights Act. If this were to be implemented, it could lead to the eviction of more than 2 million families. While the decision has been temporarily suspended by the Indian Government, it may yet go ahead. This video and legal brief (from Land Forum India) explain the current situation, and what is at stake for neglected forest communities.
Más allá de Escazú: Fortaleciendo el marco normativo sobre protección de defensores del medioambiente
Latin America & the Caribbean
Viernes, 1st Marzo 2019
En América Latina, los defensores y defensoras del medioambiente padecen alarmantes niveles de violencia por la labor que realizan. Diversos Estados de la región han dado un importante paso hacia su protección al adoptar el Acuerdo de Escazú para combatir la espiral de violencia que sufren estos importantes actores.