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Indigenous Peoples & Local Community Reps Issue A Final Plea To World Leaders At Biodiversity Framework Negotiations

Wednesday, 30 March 2022, 7:40 pm | Forest Peoples Programme

The global framework to save nature will only be effective if the rights and contributions of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities are fully recognized Geneva, 29 March 2022 The UN’s goal is that by 2050, we will all be ‘living in harmony with nature’. ... More >>

Civil Society Calls On World Leaders To Put Human Rights At The Centre Of Environmental Policy

Monday, 11 October 2021, 1:36 pm | Forest Peoples Programme

Over 150 civil society organisations and academics sign open letter calling on world leaders to integrate human rights into global and national environmental policy and practice ( Read online ) In the lead-up to historic agreements on climate and nature ... More >>

Islands Of Nature – Biodiversity Needs The Voices And Actions Of Indigenous Peoples

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 6:02 am | Forest Peoples Programme

Without immediate action we face catastrophic loss of nature and biodiversity and increasing risks of pandemics as a result, as showcased in a major report released by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity last week. A complementary report released ... More >>

Widespread Human Rights violations in Wilmar’s operations

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 9:49 am | Forest Peoples Programme

Bangkok, 4 November 2019 . Human Rights violations by one of the world’s biggest palm oil suppliers, Wilmar International, and its subsidiaries and suppliers in West Sumatra have been revealed in a new report , released today. More >>

Islands of nature in a sea of decline

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 9:05 am | Forest Peoples Programme

Islands of nature in a sea of decline – indigenous and local knowledge, action and contributions key to saving the world’s nature More >>

Call for Finland to stop funding Kenya Forest Service

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 10:01 am | Forest Peoples Programme

Calls are being made for the Finnish government to suspend a €9.5 million fund to the Kenya Forest Service because of escalating human rights abuses of the country’s indigenous Sengwer people. More >>

Kenya: EU action over indigenous human rights violations

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 12:44 pm | Forest Peoples Programme

17 January 2018: THE EUROPEAN Union has suspended a multi-million euro project in the face of mounting evidence that its funds were being used to carry out violent human rights abuses. The news came less than 24 hours after guards working from the ... More >>

Indigenous Kenyan man shot dead by EU-funded guards

Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 11:57 am | Forest Peoples Programme

41-year-old Robert Kirotich has today been shot by EU-funded guards working for the Kenya Forestry Service. Another wounded man, David Kipkosgei Kiptilkesi was taken away by the guards and his condition unknown. More >>

Our Children Will Know the Forest - Loss of Kechwa Identity

Friday, 1 December 2017, 9:41 am | Forest Peoples Programme

“Before asking permission from someone, from some institutions, we always ask permission from the forest. That is, we had to smoke ‘ mapacho ’ [ Nicotiana rustica , tobacco plant of South America and Mexico] in order to be able to enter ... More >>

Shipibo Konibo community condemns RSPO complaint mechanism

Saturday, 25 November 2017, 12:16 pm | Forest Peoples Programme

London, 24 November 2017: On the eve of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) annual meeting the Shipibo Konibo community of Santa Clara de Uchunya and its representative organisation FECONAU has condemned the failure of the organisation’s ... More >>

Wampis nation declares autonomous government

Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 9:27 am | Forest Peoples Programme

29th November 2015, Soledad, river Santiago, Perú: The Wampis nation has declared the formation of its autonomous territorial government with the election of the first representatives and the approval and publication of its Statute, the legal framework ... More >>

Expansion by Indonesia’s largest palm oil company frozen

Friday, 8 May 2015, 12:42 pm | Forest Peoples Programme

Palm oil conglomerate ordered to halt expansion of operations following multiple violations of RSPO standards. More >>

Indigenous controlled mining under fire in Colombia

Sunday, 12 April 2015, 11:57 pm | Forest Peoples Programme

At 8pm on Tuesday 7 April, Fernando Salazar Calvo was gunned down brutally outside his home. He was a prominent human rights defender and community member of the Resguardo Indígena Cañamomo Lomaprieta (Caldas) in Colombia. More >>

Harmful impacts of Liberia palm oil project exposed

Friday, 3 April 2015, 1:11 am | Forest Peoples Programme

Golden Veroleum and Golden Agri-Resource’s palm oil operations in Liberia are compounding poverty and food insecurity by taking land without community consent and making hollow promises of development benefits, says new report More >>

African human rights body sends warning to the World Bank

Saturday, 14 March 2015, 11:36 am | Forest Peoples Programme

African human rights body warns the World Bank on proposals to reverse decades of advancement in protection of indigenous peoples’ rights More >>

Forest Peoples Programme complaint against Golden Agri

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 3:41 pm | Forest Peoples Programme

Palm oil conglomerate criticised for multiple violation of RSPO’s requirements that lands only be acquired from indigenous peoples and local communities with their free, prior and informed consent. More >>

Selling off forests is a business for Peruvian government

Friday, 5 December 2014, 1:35 pm | Forest Peoples Programme

New report finds that the Peruvian government is failing to address the real causes of deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon while undermining indigenous peoples’ efforts to protect their forests . More >>

Kenya defies its own Courts

Thursday, 23 January 2014, 11:06 am | Forest Peoples Programme

22 January 2014 Kenya defies its own courts: torching homes and forcefully evicting the Sengwer from their ancestral lands, threatening their cultural survival More >>

Forced eviction by Kenya threatens indigenous communities

Thursday, 9 January 2014, 10:08 am | Forest Peoples Programme

The Kenyan government has sent police troops to Embobut forest area (in Elgeyo Marakwet County, Western Kenya) to forcefully evict thousands of the indigenous inhabitants of the Sengwer and Cherangany communities from their ancestral forestlands. The eviction ... More >>

Peru’s Culture Ministry blocks gas project expansion

Friday, 6 December 2013, 8:44 am | Forest Peoples Programme

Peru’s Culture Ministry blocks expansion of country’s biggest gas project – but for how long? More >>





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