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...

Peru: YLNM ally GRUFIDES denounces attempts to defame mining resistance

Peru: YLNM ally GRUFIDES denounces attempts to defame mining resistance

Author: Hanne Cottyn, CATAPA GRUFIDES, a local NGO in Cajamarca (North Peru), defends human rights and environmental rights, particularly in the context of social conflicts provoked by extractivist projects in the region. As far as mining is concerned, Peru is enduring a difficult and violent period. In the South of the...