TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE, RESTORE LAND OWNERSHIP TO INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE, RESTORE LAND OWNERSHIP TO INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Originally posted by Intercontinental Cry. 15th June 2016. Even though Indigenous Peoples make up just 5 percent of the world’s population, their ancestral territories collectively span across 65 percent of the Earth’s surface. However, just 10 percent of that land is within their legal control. This discrepancy creates a significant...

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...

OUR ROOTS, OUR RESPONSIBILITY: INDIGENOUS CUSTODIANS CALL FOR RECOGNITION AND PROTECTION OF SACRED NATURAL SITES

OUR ROOTS, OUR RESPONSIBILITY: INDIGENOUS CUSTODIANS CALL FOR RECOGNITION AND PROTECTION OF SACRED NATURAL SITES

Indigenous custodians from Benin, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia have released a powerful new statement outlining the importance of sacred natural sites and governance systems. Emerging out of a biocultural diversity revival movement that’s starting to build serious momentum across continental Africa, the statement forms the heart of a new report that builds...