Common Ground: Securing Land Rights and Safeguarding the Earth

Common Ground: Securing Land Rights and Safeguarding the Earth

A new report, published by the Forest Peoples’ Programme, looks at the relationship between the increasing global land-grab and the lack of formal land rights enjoyed by indigenous peoples. Indigenous and local communities protect over half the world’s land, but formally own less than 10% – land grabbing is a...

Villagers in Myanmar retake land from mining company

Villagers in Myanmar retake land from mining company

Originally published by Mizzima on 04/01/16 No land is left for our people […] so we came and retook our lands. About 300 local people and their supporters took back their land from Myanmar Sithu Gold Mining Company at Yayhtwet village, Chaunggyi village-tracts, Thapeikyin Township, Pyinoolwin district, Mandalay Region on...

How American Indian Land Is Still Being Stolen For Mining

How American Indian Land Is Still Being Stolen For Mining

  • Written on: 28 July 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

Video made by Antidote  of LipTV2 on 27/07/15.   Antidote and Kierán Suckling of the CBD discuss what has happened thus far with the sale/exchange of Oak Flat, a sacred territory of the San Carlos Apache. The interview is a perfect way to get up-to-date with the previous protection the land...

Environmental Defender Law centre – Finding lawyers, providing resources, giving grants

Environmental Defender Law centre – Finding lawyers, providing resources, giving grants

The Environmental Defender Law Center has been working since 2003 to protect the human rights of people in developing countries fighting against harm to their environment. They have a new website, which collects all the work and assistance and programs they run, in both English and Spanish versions. The website describes...