Gold mining boom threatening communities in Suriname

Gold mining boom threatening communities in Suriname

Originally published by Mongabay on 4/11/15.   High gold prices combined with lax land use regulations have led to an explosion in mining in Suriname. A recent report by the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) finds that gold mining in the small South American country grew by 893 percent between 2000 and...

Report: Using Technology and Community Research to Protect Ancestral Land in the Amazon

Report: Using Technology and Community Research to Protect Ancestral Land in the Amazon

Report published by Forest Peoples Programme on 26/10/15.   This report explores the technologies and community research methods which are being used by the Wapichan peoples to assert the full legal title to their ancestral land. The extensive mapping provides powerful resources with which to fight aggressive land-grabbing and extractive...

Where They Stand: Technology and Community Research used to protect ancestral land in Guyana

Where They Stand: Technology and Community Research used to protect ancestral land in Guyana

Originally published by Forest Peoples Programme on 26/10/15.   The Wapichan people of Guyana are using modern technology and community research to seek legal recognition of their ancestral land in the face of aggressive land-grabbing, destructive logging, and poisonous mining by illegal miners and foreign companies, finds new report by...