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Strengthening Indigenous Land Rights: 3 Challenges to “Free, Prior and Informed Consent”

  • human rights
  • land rights
  • mapping
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
Pack horse
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • mapping
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

3 Reasons Why Community Land Rights Are Not Legally Secure in Many Countries

  • human rights
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
Isangi people on the Congo river
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

Death of Honduran Activist Berta Cáceres Underscores the Need for Environmental Democracy

  • environmental democracy
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • poverty
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
Berta Cáceres works with the people of Rio Blanco to set up a road blockade in protest of a dam.
  • environmental democracy
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • poverty
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

A New Global Goal: Doubling Community and Indigenous Land by 2020

  • human rights
  • land rights
  • mapping
rice harvesting
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • mapping

Putting Leonardo DiCaprio’s Words into Action: 3 Ways to Ensure Responsible Land and Resource Governance

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

LandMark Puts Indigenous Peoples and Other Communities on the Global Map

  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • Sustainable Development Goal 10
  • natural infrastructure
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
Maasai tribe in the Serengeti National Park.
  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • Sustainable Development Goal 10
  • natural infrastructure
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

LandMark: Protecting Indigenous and Community Lands by Making Them Visible

  • Sustainable Development Goal 10
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • mapping
  • poverty
Up to 65% of the world's land is held by Indigenous Peoples and communities. Photo by Jane Boles/Flickr
  • Sustainable Development Goal 10
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • mapping
  • poverty

Community Forests: Good for the Environment, Good for the Economy

  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Forests
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • land rights
The Yudja are one of many indigenous groups who call the Brazilian Amazon home. Photo by André D’elia
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Forests
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • land rights

To Achieve New Climate Targets, Countries Should Look to Community Forests

  • Climate
  • Forests
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • land rights
Research shows that communities can be good protectors of forests. Photo by CIFOR/Flickr.
  • Climate
  • Forests
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • land rights

Open Government Partnership Global Summit: An Opportunity for Strengthening Land Rights

  • land rights
  • sustainable development goals
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
Desun Gembira village in Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo by Rainforest Action Network/Flickr.
  • land rights
  • sustainable development goals
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

Meet the Yudja, Brazil's Forest Guardians

  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • land rights
The Yudja rely on their community forest for food, shelter and livelihoods. Photo by André D’elia
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • land rights

3 Ways to Strengthen Customary Land Rights in Indonesia

  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • land rights
  • commodities
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
Thirty percent of Indonesia’s territories have been handed over to private companies as concessions, with many of them overlapping with indigenous lands. Photo by Rainforest Action Network/Flickr.
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • land rights
  • commodities
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

4 Property and Land Rights Issues, Explained through Videos

  • agriculture
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
A farmer in Mali irrigates his crops. Photo by Tingju Zhu/IFPRI
  • agriculture
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

3 Ways to Tackle the Global Problem of Insecure Land Rights

  • Equity & Governance
  • Forests
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
When land rights are weak, indigenous peoples can lose access to critical resources like forests. Photo by rbairdpccam/Flickr
  • Equity & Governance
  • Forests
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

Q&A with Cécile Ndjebet: Empowering Women Is Key to Better Forest Management in Cameroon

  • Equity & Governance
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Gender
  • land rights
Women in Cameroon prepare to plant saplings. Photo by Cameroon Ecology.
  • Equity & Governance
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Gender
  • land rights

Q&A with Alda Salomao: Natural Gas Project Threatens Community Land in Mozambique

  • environmental democracy
  • land rights
  • fossil fuels
  • natural resources
Rural women on their way to the market. Photo by Ton Rulkens/Flickr
  • environmental democracy
  • land rights
  • fossil fuels
  • natural resources

Why Community Forest Rights Should Be Part of National Climate Change Policies

  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • international climate policy
  • land rights
  • UNFCCC
Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is 11 times lower in community forests with strong legal recognition than in other parts of the region. Photo by Kate Evans/Center for International Forestry Research
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • international climate policy
  • land rights
  • UNFCCC

Nicaragua’s Indigenous Peoples Protect their Forests Even Without Government Support

  • Forests
  • Equity & Governance
  • deforestation
  • human rights
  • land rights
Nicaragua's government recognizes 49 percent of the country's forests as community forests--but it wasn't always this way. Photo credit: Lon&Queta, Flickr
  • Forests
  • Equity & Governance
  • deforestation
  • human rights
  • land rights

3 Maps Show Importance of Local Communities in Forest Conservation

  • Equity & Governance
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • land rights
Panama's Omar Torrijos National Park. Photo credit: Lon & Queta, Flickr
  • Equity & Governance
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • land rights

Ecuador Shows Why Communities and the Climate Need Strong Forest Rights

  • Climate
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • extractive industries
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • fossil fuels
The impacts of oil extraction in Ecuador show why secure community forest rights are necessary to protect livelihoods and the environment. Photo credit: Tomas Munita, CIFOR
  • Climate
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • extractive industries
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • fossil fuels