Colombia’s palm oil boost must account for environment and human rights concerns

14th Mar 2013
As much as 20 million hectares of Colombia’s agricultural land is inefficiently used and could accommodate new plantations of oil palm. (Reuben Carder / CIFOR)

Indonesian pulp giant APRIL is bulldozing Indigenous community forests

5th Mar 2013
Once again, an Indonesian pulp and paper company is clearing the forests of indigenous communities to replace them with industrial tree plantations. Once again, villagers are protesting. Once again, the police and authorities are siding with the company. (REDD Monitor)

A helpful education for life

1st Mar 2013
Teachers develop proposals for intercultural curriculum. (Latinamerican Press)

‘Unprecedented’ suspension of mining on Colombian Indians’ land

21st Feb 2013
A Colombian judge has suspended mining concessions in an ‘unprecedented move’ to protect Embera-Katío Indians’ land in north-west Colombia. (Survival)

Indigenous peoples’ rights violated and traditional lands in Guyana threatened by mining

18th Feb 2013
At the beginning of 2013, indigenous peoples in Guyana are becoming increasingly alarmed over continuing and growing disregard for their legitimate rights by miners and government agencies and gross rights violations which have been endorsed by the judiciary in two recent cases. (FPP)

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