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Land tenure rights

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’.  

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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: 
04 September 2012

India’s forest area in doubt

To judge from India’s official surveys, the protection of its forests is a success. Somehow, this resource-hungry country of 1.2 billion people is managing to preserve its rich forests almost intact in the face of growing demands for timber and agricultural land.

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

Issue date: 
August 27th, 2012

Free, prior and informed consent in REDD+, by Isilda Nhantumbo

“The government took our forest land to create a forest reserve and the same government confiscated our land for planting trees. All that is left is unproductive savannah,” said a community representative speaking during a meeting in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Issue date: 
23 August, 2012

World Bank Forest Investment Programme challenged to respect indigenous peoples' rights in Peru


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