News - Forests and Climate Change

Kenya’s Maasai determined to overcome the challenges of drought and climate change

16th May 2015
Persistent droughts are undermining the self-sufficiency of Maasai communities in the Great Rift Valley and worsening their living conditions (Sarchi / The Ecologist)

West Papua ‘oil palm atlas’ portrays industry’s explosion in region

6th May 2015
A new report sheds light on the industry's rapid expansion in Indonesia's easternmost region – and on the companies behind the plantation drive. (Philip Jacobson /

Palm oil firms in Peru plan to clear 23,000 hectares of primary forest

7th Mar 2015
Companies in Peru are planning to clear more than 23,000 hectares of primary rainforest in the northern Amazon in order to cultivate oil palm, according to NGOs. (David Hill : The Guardian)

Could 2015 be a breakthrough year for community land rights?

4th Feb 2015
2015 is set to be a pivotal year for the global recognition of land and resource rights if momentum in protecting the world's forests and their communities can be kept up, land rights experts and campaigners said on Wednesday. (Astrid Zweynert / Thomson Reuters Foundation)

Peru’s indigenous people protest against relicensing of oil concession

2nd Feb 2015
Kichwa communities bar River Tigre, an Amazon tributary, with cables to stop oil company boats from passing and accuse government of turning a blind eye to contamination from oil operations in the forest. (David Hill / The Guardian)

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