(5) June 2017

The Amazon’s new danger: Brazil sets sights on palm oil

Brazil’s ambition to become a palm oil giant could have devastating social and environmental impacts if the move is not carefully managed, say experts. (The Guardian)

Illegal logging and hunting threaten Yasuní isolated indigenous groups

Yasuní National Park and the Tagaeri-Taromenane Intangible Zone (ZITT), home to isolated indigenous groups, have become hotspots of illegal logging and hunting. (Source: Mongabay)

Rivers Get Human Rights: They Can Sue to Protect ThemselvesIn New Zealand and Ecuador, rivers with l

In New Zealand and Ecuador, rivers with legal aspects of “personhood” open up new environmental battles (By Mihnea Tanasescu - Scientific American)

Indonesian province revokes palm oil licenses

Merauke government's move to pull 11 permits wins church and popular backing, but damage to nature 'has already been done' (Eman Riberu / UCA)

‘Mexico needs healing’: the first indigenous woman to run for president

Mexico’s National Indigenous Congress – a broad coalition of native ethnic groups – and the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) have nominated Patricio to represent them in next year’s presidential election.

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