(10) August 2017

Philippine palm oil plan ‘equals corruption and land-grabbing,’ critics say

With its renewed promotion of what it calls the “Sunshine Industry,” the Philippine government is looking to cultivate another one million hectares of oil palm, 98 percent of which would be on the island of Mindanao. Critics worry expansion of the country’s palm oil industry will benefit large companies at the expense of small farmers, forests, and water quality. (Miller / Mongabay)

La implementación del punto 1 del acuerdo de paz

El proceso de implementación normativa de los acuerdos de paz, específicamente del punto 1 sobre Reforma Rural Integral avanza lentamente. (Semillas)

Brésil : le gouvernement conservateur ouvre la voie à la destruction de l’Amazonie

L’Amazonie ne sera plus un sanctuaire dédié à la biodiversité et à la sauvegarde d’un climat vivable. Le 23 août, le gouvernement brésilien de Michel Temer (droite) a publié un décret ouvrant la voie à l’exploitation minière par des compagnies privées d’une vaste zone de plus de 46 000 Km2, un territoire plus grand que la Suisse, au sein de la forêt amazonienne. (Knaebel / Bastamag)

Peru tribal leaders vow to halt oil output unless indigenous rights respected

Amazon leaders accuse government of blocking consultation on 30-year contract with Canadian oil firm and give ministers 20 days to apply law (Collyns / The Guardian)

Participación de LifeMosaic en espacio de formación con la guardia indígena Siona

En junio de este año, LifeMosaic fue invitada por el pueblo Siona a participar en un espacio de formación con la guardia indígena Siona en Buenavista (Putumayo, Colombia).

International investment blamed for violence and oppression in Sarawak

Representatives of a palm oil plantation company were charged with the murder of land rights activist Bill Kayong, in Miri, Sarawak last year, but were later acquitted. Their acquittal was denounced by many observers, who see it as yet another blow against indigenous communities in the fight for their land. (Denton / Mongabay)

Brazil’s Indians on the march in last ditch effort to stop land theft

Brazilian Supreme Court rulings that will help determine the legality of the marco temporal are expected this Wednesday, 16 August. (Branford / Mongabay)

Tata Genaro Ramírez: The Farmer Who Revived the Nawat Language in El Salvador

The Nawat speaking community in El Salvador lamented the passing of Genaro Ramírez, the Salvadorean who dreamed that the Nawat would still live and dedicated his life to revitalise his ancestral language. (Global Voices)

8 Perusahaan Perkebunan Sawit Diduga Rampas Tanah Masyarakat

Sedikitnya ada delapan perusahaan perkebunan kelapa sawit di Kalbar diduga kuat merampas hutan dan lahan masyarakat serta berdiri diatas lahan gambut. Manager Program Perkumpulan Bantuan Hukum Kalimantan Esty Kristianti mengatakan kedelapan perusahaan perkebunankelapa sawit tersebut menyerobot lahan dan hutan milik warga setempat. Warga sudah berupaya mengadu ke pihak perusahaan namun tidak ada respon yang baik. (Nelson / Tribun Pontianak)

Brazil’s Temer threatens constitutional indigenous land rights

A storm of protest greeted the 19 July announcement that Brazilian President Michel Temer has approved a recommendation made by the Attorney General’s office (AGU), that federal government bodies should adopt new criteria for setting the boundaries of indigenous land. (Branford & Torres / Mongabay)

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