Multinacionales petroleras en el piedemonte Llanero en Colombia motivan a los habitantes de Cumarál a llevar a cabo la próxima Consulta Popular en el país

Cumarál to hold popular consultation on oil extraction in Andes foothills

Cumarál to hold popular consultation on oil extraction in Andes foothills

Yo amo a Cumarál — Cumarál to hold popular consultation on oil extraction in Andes foothills

The Municipality of Cumaral, Meta, Colombia, is another of Colombian municipality calling on its inhabitants to a Popular Consultation to prohibit oil extraction projects in their territory. The Municipality of Cumaral is located in the Andes foothills, towards the eastern plains of Colombia, 10 miles (25 kms) northeast from Villavicencio,...

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...