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New Highway Brings Deforestation Near Two Colombian National Parks

New Highway Brings Deforestation Near Two Colombian National Parks

Critics say a proposed internationally-financed road to connect Venezuela and Ecuador through Colombia could bring deforestation and industrial development to regions important for indigenous cultural heritage, ecology, and biodiversity

June 21, 2017Mongabay

In the depths of the Ecuadorian Amazon, on its border with Peru, indigenous communities have been denouncing what they say is an uncontrolled onslaught of illegal logging and hunting.

Long Road Ahead To Indigenous Land and Forest Rights in Peru

Long Road Ahead To Indigenous Land and Forest Rights in Peru

Regulatory reforms encounter both progress and setbacks

June 21, 2017CIFOR

"It’s important that there is a clear road map, so the benefits of land and forest tenure reforms reach the communities they were meant to benefit."

Amazon Forest Endangered Despite Brazilian President's Vetoes of Environmental Protection Reductions

President Temer caves to pressure from Brazil's agribusiness lobby, threatening vast forests

June 21, 2017

In a letter denouncing the president for using the vetoes to obscure his intention to reduce forest protections through other means, a group of Brazilian and international NGOs warned that ruralista lawmakers would likely amend the new legislation to slash the protections on an even greater area of forest.

Politics of Death: Land Conflict and Murder Go "Hand in Hand" in Brazil

Politics of Death: Land Conflict and Murder Go "Hand in Hand" in Brazil

Across Brazil, 61 men and women were killed last year defending land – more ,murders than any other country

June 20, 2017Reuters

"Since the government has slowed down the recognition of indigenous lands, communities have found themselves in direct conflict... with modernised agribusiness who are intent on using the land for soy or other monocultures."

"This Is My Land": The Indigenous Women Chiefs Protecting the Amazon

"This Is My Land": The Indigenous Women Chiefs Protecting the Amazon

For decades, Brazil's Kayapo tribe has battled deforestation of their home. Now women are at the frontlines of the fight to save the rainforest.

June 15, 2017Broadly

Chiefs such as Tuire at the forefront of protests against illegal logging and mining, and have proved themselves to be valuable leaders and passionate, brave spokespeople.

Temer Faces Political Test Over Amazon Bill

Activists say environment held hostage to Brazil's worsening political crisis

June 12, 2017The Financial Times

President Michel Temer must choose whether or not to sign a bill freeing up a large section of the Amazon to agriculture, as Brazilian activists warn that the country's environmental commitments could be sacrificed to demands fuelled by its political crisis.

Resistance and Risk in the Peruvian Amazon

Resistance and Risk in the Peruvian Amazon

Oil Palm Plantations Threaten Rights and Rainforests

June 6, 2017

The expansion of oil palm plantations is an emerging threat to the Amazon in Peru and beyond. The rainforests of Indonesia and Malaysia have been devastated by oil palm, a legacy that does not bode well for the Western Hemisphere.

Amazon Protectors: Brazil's Indigenous People Struggle To Stave Off Loggers

June 6, 2017Reuters

As politicians plan a radical shift in how land for Brazil's 900,000 aboriginal people is demarcated, environmentalists say places like Reserve 124, where territory is formally owned by indigenous communities, represent the best chance to save endangered forests.

Brazil's Archaeologists Join Fight To Preserve Country's Ancient Lands

Brazil's Archaeologists Join Fight To Preserve Country's Ancient Lands

Government plans to roll back regulation for construction projects. Critics say proposals threaten indigenous groups and cultural heritage.

May 10, 2017The Guardian

Brazil's archaeologists have lined up alongside conservationists and indigenous rights campaigners to protest against government proposals that they see as a threat to pre-colonial cultural heritage as well as forests, native communities and biodiversity.

Shipibo Leader Demands #LandRightsNow in Amazon and End To Repression of Indigenous Activists

Shipibo Leader Demands #LandRightsNow in Amazon and End To Repression of Indigenous Activists

May 9, 2017

Over the last several weeks, we were honored to support the activities of Shipibo indigenous activist Ronald Suárez at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York City and during the Peoples Climate March in Washington, DC.

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