The Struggle for Land
Indigenous Peoples and local communities collectively hold more than half the world’s land. But because they legally own only 10 percent of land globally, they’re particularly vulnerable to losing their homes to logging companies, mineral extractors, palm oil plantations and others. This loss of property can be devastating to communities who rely on land for their homes and livelihoods. It can also harm ecosystems, as Indigenous Peoples are typically good environmental stewards.
The Struggle for Land series explores challenges and solutions to protecting Indigenous Peoples’ and communities’ land rights. Check this page regularly for future installments, or visit our Land and Resource Rights project page for additional research and information.