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15 May 2012

1.3 billion people rely on forests to survive

Hands off our forest! The UN has adopted a series of voluntary guidelines to protect indigenous peoples' rights to the land on which they live.

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May 7, 2012

Forest Peoples: Numbers Across the World

By providing estimated figures for indigenous and forest peoples’ populations in countries and regions across

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April 25 2012

Logging companies may assist rural development: Study

Logging companies play a key role in developing forest regions in Central Africa, a CIFOR report studying the impact of commercial forest management says.

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03 May 2012

Putting Free, Prior, And Informed Consent Into Practice In REDD+ Initiatives

The principle that indigenous peoples and local communities have a right to give or withhold their Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) to developments affecting natural resources is not new.

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Apr 10, 2012

Public consultation launched for draft ‘Guidelines for the use of REDD+ SES at country level Version 2′

REDD+ Social & Environmental Standards launched its public consultation on draft ‘Guidelines for the use of REDD+ SES at country level Version 2′ from 5th April until 4th June 2012.

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Apr 10, 2012

Brazil is a Model for the Rights of Forest Communities

In 2002, 85 percent of the planet’s forests were owned by governments.

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20 February 2012

Indigenous developed forest protection plan

Wapichan communities of Guyana, presented a proposal to the government of that country to give them the care of 1.4 million hectares of native forests. Its aim is to preserve and protect that area of industries that could threaten its

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March 12th, 2012

British Columbia makes regulatory change allowing the removal of private land from woodlot licences

British Columbia has made an amendment to section 47.1 of their Forest Act that will allow private land to be removed from a woodlot.

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March 28, 2012

Brazil: Munduruku chief clarifies REDD contract with celestial green ventures, calls it a ‘tale’

It created waves of headlines around the world when the Munduruku, an indigenous nation of approximately 13,000 living in the state of Para, Brazil, signed a carbon credit sales contract (REDD) with Celestial Green Ventures.

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21 February 2012

Conservation is priceless for Kenyan forest


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by Dr. Radut