News - Livelihoods and Culture

New Video: Half a Million Hectares of Hope launched

6th Dec 2015
A new video looks at how Guatemalan communities sustainably manage half a million hectares of forests while developing their local economies.


MRG deeply disappointed by Arusha Court land rights judgment against Loliondo Maasai

11th Nov 2015
A High Court ruling, handed down on October 28, 2015, against a Maasai community from Northern Tanzania, is deeply disappointing, says Minority Rights Group International (MRG press release).


The indigenous community whose forest is their supermarket

10th Nov 2015
Dayak Iban people who live along the Utik River in Indonesian Borneo have a special relationship with the surrounding environment (Andi Fachrizal / Mongabay).


Northern Tanzania Maasai Land Loss Threatens Indigenous Knowledge

4th Nov 2015
After a five year gruelling court battle, the indigenous Maasai community in Northern Tanzania has lost the right to its traditional land after the High Court handed it to a US-based tourism company in a court ruling on 27 October. (Nzwili / Intellectual Property Watch)


Upcoming Asia Pulp & Paper pulp mill ‘will guzzle timber’

8th Oct 2015
Singapore-based Asia Pulp & Paper is building one of the world's largest pulp mills in South Sumatra province, which it says will boost Indonesia's economy and also showcase its commitment to environmentally friendly policies. But NGOs fear the mill will lead to more deforestation and cause more fires (David Fogarty / The Straits Times).


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