(9) October 2015

Bertahan hidup dalam kabut asap kebakaran lahan

Dalam perjalanan kajian lapang dan lokakarya di propinsi Palangka Raya, Kalimantan Tengah pada pertengahan Oktober 2015, para ilmuwan Pusat Penelitian Kehutanan Internasional (CIFOR) dan para mitra peneliti mendokumentasikan kondisi sehari-hari. Bagaimana kabut asap kebakaran lahan memberikan dampak kuat bagi masyarakat, satwa liar, lingkungan dan perekonomian (CIFOR).

Life amid the fires and haze of Central Kalimantan

This photo essay offers a visual journey through the smoke-covered landscapes and villages of Central Kalimantan (CIFOR).

Paraguay’s Indigenous Fight For Survival Against Land Grabs.

Government inaction in the face of corporate lands grabs is threatening the survival of local Indigenous communities (Telesur).

Land Grabs: LifeMosaic’s second video in the series Territories of Life

A new video by LifeMosaic, part of the series “Territories of Life“, looks at the impacts of this enormous land grab on indigenous peoples around the world (Chris Lang / redd-monitor.org).

Menteri Ferry: Pemerintah Bakal Akui Lahan Masyarakat Adat

"Kita sudah keluarkan Permen pengakuan hak komunal untuk masyarakat adat di kawasan perkebunan. Kita keluarkan izin perkebunan dan kita akui lahan masyarakat adat. Begitu juga yang tinggal dan hidup lebih dari 10 Tahun, akan langsung kita berikan” ujar Menteri Agraria & Tata Ruang/Kepala Badan Pertahanan Nasional (BPN) Ferry Mursyidan Baldan (Liputan 6).

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

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).


One week ago, world leaders gathered at the United Nations in New York to endorse, to much fanfare, celebrity endorsement and self-congratulation, the new global plan for poverty: "Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development." Otherwise known as The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This emerging movement is increasingly standing with and learning from Indigenous Peoples all over the world in their struggle to protect what we have left, and return to a way of life that is more balanced and in harmony with the living force of the whole planet. (Cregan / intercontinentalcry.org)

From Forest to Delhi: Tribal Foods of India

To celebrate India's rich and vibrant bio-cultural heritage of tribal foods, indigenous forest people of our oldest surviving tribes from 7 states will be at the 8th CMS VATAVARAN (Source The Hansindia)

‘Catastrophic failure’: World’s indigenous communities lack rights to 75% of their land

The report finds indigenous peoples and local communities have legal rights to just 18 percent of the world's land area. Lack of indigenous land rights can contribute to poverty, loss of cultural identity, and environmental destruction. Many countries have the means to extend land rights in the near future. (Erickson-Davis / Mongabay.com)

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