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For Indigenous Peoples, Losing Land Can Mean Losing Lives

  • human rights
  • land rights
  • poverty
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • Equity & Governance
Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • poverty
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • Equity & Governance

Women Get Shortchanged in Commercial Land Deals—Despite National Commitments to Gender Equality

  • Equity & Governance
  • Sustainable Development Goal 5
  • Gender
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
Woman in Tanzania.
  • Equity & Governance
  • Sustainable Development Goal 5
  • Gender
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

5 Maps Show How Important Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Are to the Environment

  • Equity & Governance
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • mapping
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
indigenous people
  • Equity & Governance
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • mapping
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

Land Ruling Threatens Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples and Climate Commitments

  • Forests
  • National Climate Action
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
view of Chapada Diamantina in Brazil
  • Forests
  • National Climate Action
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
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Palm oil plantation
  • land rights
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WRI Indonesia One Map team members and a government official examine local maps in the Musi Banyuasin sub-district of South Sumatra Province
  • land rights
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Saad on the Musi River
  • land rights

Indigenous Rights Must Be Protected During Brazil’s Political Crisis

  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
4,000 indigenous activists demonstrated for their rights in April.
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

By the Numbers: Indigenous and Community Land Rights

  • Climate Resilience
  • International Climate Action
  • deforestation
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
Aerial view of Amazon rainforest near Manau
  • Climate Resilience
  • International Climate Action
  • deforestation
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

Brazil’s Proposed Environmental Laws Would Weaken Indigenous Rights, Forfeit Billions in Economic Benefits

  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
Yudja man in Amazon forest
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
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Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Are the World’s Secret Weapon in Curbing Climate Change

  • COP22
  • Paris Agreement
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • Forests
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
Brazilian state of Acre
  • COP22
  • Paris Agreement
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • Forests
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

Protecting Indigenous Land Rights Makes Good Economic Sense

  • deforestation
  • Economics
  • Climate
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
River in Colombia
  • deforestation
  • Economics
  • Climate
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

3 Reasons Property Rights Are Essential for Healthy Ecosystems

  • Freshwater
  • conservation
  • land rights
Filipino farmers plowing rice field with carabao
  • Freshwater
  • conservation
  • land rights

Indigenous Peoples and Communities Face Growing Barriers to Land Ownership

  • human rights
  • land rights
  • poverty
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
Indigenous community in Peru
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • poverty
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

Indigenous Land Rights: How Far Have We Come and How Far Do We Have to Go?

  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
Indigenous People in Peru
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

Why Are Women Left Out of Land Decisions, Despite Gender Equity Laws?

  • Equity & Governance
  • Gender
  • human rights
  • land rights
Indigenous women, Philippines
  • Equity & Governance
  • Gender
  • human rights
  • land rights

6 Ways to Bring Land Expropriation Laws Up to International Standards

  • human rights
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

4 Big Reasons Why Land Rights Matter

  • Paris Agreement
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • poverty
  • sustainable development goals
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
A farmer in Babati, Tanzania.
  • Paris Agreement
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • poverty
  • sustainable development goals
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities