Category Archives: Indigenous Land

EU Threatens To Halt Palm Oil Imports To Stop Deforestation

Deforestation Driving Climate Change, Extinction Indonesia and Malaysia, which produce more than 80 percent of the world’s palm oil, are resisting proposals by European parliamentarians that could limit their access to the second biggest palm oil market after India. Government … Continue reading

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Deforestation In Mexico Driven By Illegal Avocado Farms

Agriculture Driving Global Deforestation You might want to think twice about buying avocados the next time you’re at the grocery store. The delicious green fruit has become hugely popular in recent years, topping many a salad and burrito, not to … Continue reading

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Plan Emerges To Halt Deforestation In Liberia

Liberia and the World Bank Will Spend Millions To Reduce Deforestation According to a Global Witness report, the plan, which uses money promised in 2014 by Norway to save Liberia’s forests, includes much needed support for communities who want to … Continue reading

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DiCaprio Foundation Chipping In To Save Indonesian Rainforest

DiCaprio Foundation, WWF Forge Creative Rainforest Conservation Plan Indonesia has one of the highest rates of deforestation of any country in the world. According to Global Forest Watch, the country lost 16.88 million hectares of rainforest between 2001 and 2013, … Continue reading

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Reforestation A Priority In Ecuador

Reforestation Plan Yields World Record Planting more than 600,000 trees across almost 2,000 hectares, Ecuador has broken the Guinness record for reforestation efforts. Targelia Mauha was one of the over 44,000 citizens who participated in this historic endeavor, which is part … Continue reading

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Forest Tribes Evicted From Tiger Reserve In India

Indigenous Forest Dwellers In Kanha Tiger Reserve Illegally Evicted From Survival International Tribal people have been forcibly evicted from India’s Kanha Tiger Reserve in the name of tiger conservation, according to Survival International. Evicted tribespeople report that the Forest Department threatened … Continue reading

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Commodity Boom Driving Deforestation

Industry Exploiting Resources At All Costs By Nick Miroff, Washington Post A commodity boom has pulled millions of people out of poverty across South America over the past decade. It also unleashed a scramble for oil, minerals and cropland that is … Continue reading

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More Murder In The Rainforest

Defender Of Ecuador’s Indigenous Rights Killed By Alexander Zaitchik At the latest climate change talks, indigenous tribes showed again that they’re frontline allies in the fight against deforestation and global warming. So why aren’t we protecting them? A dark piece of news … Continue reading

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Peru Must Honor Promise To Return Forests To Indigenous Tribes

Indigenous Communities Promised Millions Of Acres In 2008 Decades of illegal gold mining have destroyed large expanses of virgin Peruvian rainforest into polluted wastelands. Excavations to separate gold flecks from tons of earth have left holes big enough to swallow a half-dozen buses. Excavations … Continue reading

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Indigenous Land Rights Can Save Forests, Fight Climate Change

Majority Of Peru’s Timber Exports Illegal Peru must grant further land titles to Amazonian tribes as a last resort to halting severe deforestation, the country’s main indigenous group announced. The government should award 49 million acres (20 million hectares), nearly 30 … Continue reading

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