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Issue date: 
2nd November 2012

Initiative to document forestry land rights under way in West Africa

A US initiative to document forestry land rights is expected to promote sustainable agroforestry, environmental protection and the rural livelihoods of the upper Guinean tropical forest.

Issue date: 
October 18, 2012

Wisconsin tribe has much to teach us

Re: "Manage forests for the future," Oct. 17.

The editorial correctly observes that B.C.'s public forests must be managed for the future. The Menominee native Americans in Wisconsin are an excellent example of people doing this.

Issue date: 
October 15, 2012

Publication Details - Participatory Social Impact Assessment for Natural Resource Projects and Programs

There is a growing realization that good practice Social Impact Assessment (SIA) is an issue of self-interest; it can strengthen social sustainability, reduce investor risks and transaction costs, inform adaptive management, and build stakeholder ownership when undertaken in a participatory way.

Issue date: 
12 October, 2012

The return of fortress conservation: REDD and the green land grab in the Peruvian Amazon

I remember when the park guards first came to our village. They called a meeting and said ‘get your things together and pack your bags, don’t make any new farms and we will see where you can be resettled’.  

Issue date: 
11 September 2012

IDB, CI-Guyana sign US$1.6M deal for LCDS implementation

THE Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Conservation International-Guyana (CI-Guyana) signed an agreement yesterday, to begin a project that will test models for implementation of this country’s Low Carbon Development S

Issue date: 
25 September 2012

Investing In Locally Controlled Forestry

September, 2012. Duncan Macqueen, Chris Buss and Teresa Sarroca. The Forests Dialogue. A TFD Publication Number 7. 66 pages

Issue date: 
24th September 2012

Investment guide to 'triple win' from locally controlled forestry

A detailed discussion between investors and forest rights-holders, have resulted in new guidance for investments that can create a 'triple win' of returns for investors, livelihood security for local communities and protection for forests.

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August 29, 2012

Laos shares land and forestry management goals

Land and forestry is the primary resource of the nation, and needs to be managed properly in order to improve local people's living conditions and further socio-economic development in Laos. 

Issue date: 
23 August, 2012

Forest Peoples Programme: Numbers Across the World

By providing estimated figures for indigenous and forest peoples’ populations in countries and regions across the globe, this report seeks to raise awareness of the existence of peoples who primarily depend on forests for their livelihoods, and to enhance their visibility as key actors and rights

Issue date: 
Aug. 27, 2012

Lao Government Announces Dramatic Shift in Land and Forest policy


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