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#101038
2014-09-23

Indigenous people and the crisis over land and resources

Do indigenous groups need saving from poverty? And why do they come into conflict with conservationists seeking to protect their land?

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#100839
2014-09-10

Drug traffickers in Honduras displace indigenous people and destroy forests

Transnational drug trafficking organizations in Honduras – such as the Sinaloa Cartel and Los Zetas – are displacing indigenous tribal groups and destroying critical forests and wildlife habitats.

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#100810
2014-09-09

Mexico’s Cocopah People Refuse to Disappear

EL MAYOR, Mexico , Sep 8 2014 (IPS) - In their language, Cocopah means “river people”. For over 500 years the members of this Amerindian group have lived along the lower Colorado River and delta in the Mexican states of Baja California and Sonora and the U.S. state of Arizona.

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#100584
2014-08-25

Indonesia to hear indigenous peoples' grievances on land disputes

Public hearings into alleged violations of indigenous peoples' land rights will open next week in Palu on the island of Sulawesi. This is the beginning of a series of hearings by the Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) to explore conflicts affecting indigenous people in forest areas. The Com ...

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#100519
2014-08-19

Can Land Rights and Education Save an Ancient Indian Tribe?

MALKANGIRI, India, Aug 19 2014 (IPS) - Scattered across 31 remote hilltop villages on a mountain range that towers 1,500 to 4,000 feet above sea level, in the Malkangiri district of India’s eastern Odisha state, the Upper Bonda people are considered one of this country’s most ancient tribes, hav ...

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#100486
2014-08-15

Brazil’s “Dalai Lama of the Rainforest” Faces Death Threats

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 14 2014 (IPS) - Davi Kopenawa, the leader of the Yanomami people in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, who is internationally renowned for his struggle against encroachment on indigenous land by landowners and illegal miners, is now fighting a new battle – this time against death th ...

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#100446
2014-08-13

An untapped resource: new study finds local people may trump scientists at biodiversity surveys

Figuring out what species live in a given area is important to the determination of its conservation importance. Traditionally, these biodiversity assessments have been done directly by scientists via surveys, which can be very time-intensive and expensive. However, a new study published recentl ...

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#100413
2014-08-11

On International Day, Ban says indigenous peoples can be 'powerful agents of progress'

9 August 2014 – Marking the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said indigenous peoples have a central interest in development and can act as “powerful agents of progress.”

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#100346
2014-08-04

Indigenous constitutional recognition would 'be a spear to the heart of racists'

Recognising Indigenous people in the constitution will put a “spear through the hearts of racists in Australia” but the process will not be fast tracked, the government’s Indigenous affairs minister has said.

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#100347
2014-08-04

Indigenous Leaders in Costa Rica Tell Ban Ki-moon Their Problems

SAN JOSE, Aug 1 2014 (IPS) - Indigenous people in Costa Rica, hemmed in by violent attacks from farmers and ranchers who invade their land and burn down their homes, have found a new ally: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who met with 36 native leaders during a recent visit to this ...

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#100321
2014-07-31

Indigenous people in Brazil contacted for the first time — with bananas

Indigenous affaires department with grabs from a video showing a group of isolated Amazonian indians getting in contact for the first time with Ashaninka natives on the banks of the Envira River, Acre state, Brazil, in the border with Peru

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#100199
2014-07-28

To cut carbon emissions, give communities rights to forest land - report

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Giving forest communities secure rights to their land is an effective but underused way to limit carbon emissions from deforestation, a report showed on Thursday.

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#100174
2014-07-25

True stewards: new report says local communities key to saving forests, curbing global warming

For the report, issued jointly by World Resources Institute (WRI) and Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), its authors surveyed almost all relevant literature published within the last 10 years, and supplemented it with their own deforestation and emissions analyses.

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#100131
2014-07-23

Land rights in Latin America: where are the voices of indigenous women?

Latin America NGO director Omaira Bolaños explains the barriers to getting women's voices heard in climate change talks

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#100028
2014-07-11

Local communities ‘sidelined’ in development research

Development research remains far too academic and disconnected, with a “minuscule fraction” ever reaching local communities in a useable form, experts say.

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#99911
2014-06-30

UN report on aboriginals warns of crisis in Canada

A United Nations envoy says there’s a crisis in Canada when it comes to how aboriginal people in this country are treated, noting that the relationship between the federal government and indigenous peoples is even more strained than a decade ago.

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#99830
2014-06-25

Chile’s Bachelet promises to return land to indigenous people

President Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday announced a plan to buy and return disputed ancestral lands to Chile’s indigenous communities as part of a strategy to better incorporate them into the country’s political process and economic development.

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#99745
2014-06-19

Using Google Earth to protect uncontacted tribes in the Amazon rainforest

In 2008, images of an uncontacted tribe in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil created ripples.

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#99729
2014-06-18

As We Destroy the Environment, We Also Lose Languages

Since the 1970s, linguistic diversity has been declining as fast as biodiversity — at about a 30 percent decline. That’s according to a new report a by researchers Jonathan Loh at the Zoological Society of London and David Harmon at the George Wright Society, which highlights the link between th ...

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#99692
2014-06-16

Asia Regional Capacity-Building Workshop on Traditional Knowledge and Customary Sustainable use under United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity

Asia Regional Capacity-Building Workshop brings representative of Governments,Indigenous leaders and local communities leaders from 12 countries to learn together and formed community of like-minded people.

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#99559
2014-06-09

As forests are cleared and species vanish, there's one other loss: a world of languages

A new report shows a direct link between disappearing habitats and the loss of languages. One in four of the world's 7,000 spoken tongues is now at risk of falling silent for ever as the threat to cultural biodiversity grows.

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#99349
2014-05-28

Indigenous peoples hold sustainable solutions to environmental crises

I first met Victoria Tauli-Corpuz 11 years ago in Rome. An indigenous Filipina activist, Vicky was attending a meeting on indigenous peoples' rights at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the United Nations rural development agency where I work.

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#99195
2014-05-21

In Peru's Amazon, cash to indigenous communities aims to protect forests

NUEVO ARICA, Peru (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Sweating under a blazing sun, workers pass papayas hand over hand from a dugout canoe up the steep bank of the Huallaga River.

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#98995
2014-05-08

First Nation knowhow to help save our landscapes

The deep knowledge of First Nation (Aboriginal) people is being called on as part of a nationwide effort to stem the tide of extinction and decline that is engulfing the Australian landscape and its wildlife.

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#98473
2014-04-11

Indigenous Leaders Targeted in Battle to Protect Forests

WASHINGTON, Apr 9 2014 (IPS) - Indigenous leaders are warning of increased violence in the fight to save their dwindling forests and ecosystems from extractive companies.

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#98480
2014-04-11

Sixty Languages at Risk of Extinction in Mexico—Can They Be Kept Alive?

Of the 143 native languages in Mexico, 60 are at risk of being silenced forever, linguists say.

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#98283
2014-03-28

WIPO Members Working On Evolving Draft Of Potential TK Treaty

World Intellectual Property Organization member states today are trying to agree on the draft text of a potential international instrument to protect traditional knowledge from misappropriation.

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#98123
2014-03-25

Indigenous communities demand forest rights, blame land grabs for failure to curb deforestation

Indigenous and forest-dependent peoples from Asia, Africa and Latin America have called for increased recognition of customary land rights in order to curb deforestation and ensure the survival of their communities.

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#98124
2014-03-25

Indigenous Peoples Present Their Perspectives On Traditional Knowledge At WIPO

Representatives of indigenous peoples opened a key meeting at the World Intellectual Property Organization with a discussion of the definition of traditional knowledge (TK), the presence of TK in the public domain, and respect for indigenous peoples’ rights under the United Nations Declaration o ...

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#98085
2014-03-21

Indigenous people witness climate change in the Congo Rainforest

Indigenous communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are observing climate change even though they have no knowledge of the science, according to a unique collaboration between the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) and local communities.

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#97959
2014-03-12

Protecting widely shared traditional knowledge

A growing body of evidence demonstrates that transboundary traditional knowledge (TK) is the prevailing rule, rather than the exception, in the context of indigenous peoples’ cultures and livelihoods.

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#97790
2014-02-26

Tree cover loss hits ethnic people hard

The extensive loss of tree cover over the years in Adilabad has also reduced the dependence of nearly 4 lakh-strong indigenous communities on forest.

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#97756
2014-02-24

Traditional palm knowledge at risk of becoming lost forever

The humid tropical forests of northwestern South America boast over 140 different palm species (Arecaceae), yet the people who dwell underneath these green canopies and the knowledge they posses remain relatively unknown to modern science.

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#97609
2014-02-14

Traditional medicine: Environment change threatens indigenous know-how

Traditional medicine provides health care for more than half the world's population, but no one has really looked at how the environment affects traditional medicine.

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#97595
2014-02-13

Environment change threatens indigenous traditional knowledge

The way indigenous cultures around the globe use traditional medicines and pass on knowledge developed over centuries is directly linked to the natural environment, new research has found.

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#97467
2014-02-06

Slowdown Reported on Indigenous Rights

Two new reports say there’s been a dramatic slowdown in recognizing the rights of indigenous people to tropical forest land and resources.

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#97373
2014-02-03

Indigenous diets can help fight modern illnesses, say health experts

Unprecedented levels of chronic non-communicable diseases are prompting calls to revert to the diets of our ancestors to regain lost nutrients.It is believed that such a shift would help to improve society's relationship with the Earth and restore human and environmental health.

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#97388
2014-02-03

Indigenous diets can help fight modern illnesses, say health experts

Traditional food consumed by rural communities contain nutrients that are lacking in high- and middle-income countries

News Headlines
#97171
2014-01-23

Dammed Rivers Create Hardship for Brazil’s Native Peoples

FOZ DO IGUAÇU/PAULO AFONSO, Brazil, Jan 22 2014 (IPS) - The Itaparica hydroelectric power plant occupied land belonging to the Pankararu indigenous people, but while others were compensated, they were not. They have lost land and access to the São Francisco river, charge native leaders in Paulo ...

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#97136
2014-01-21

Sustainable Future for Arctic people?

It has been a full day at Arctic Frontiers. This was day one of the two-day political segment (science follows from Wednesday).

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#96969
2014-01-09

Indonesian indigenous groups fight climate change with GPS mapping

Tribal rights advocates and rainforest defenders are using community mapmaking to protect ancestral land

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#96970
2014-01-09

Africa: Biodiversity Panel Gives Indigenous Knowledge Core Role

Indigenous and local knowledge is set to play a major role in biodiversity and ecosystem management, a meeting of an intergovernmental body has heard.

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#96719
2013-12-12

Study demonstrates that indigenous hunting with fire helps sustain Brazil's savannas

Indigenous use of fire for hunting is an unlikely contributor to long-term carbon emissions, but it is an effective environmental management and recovery tool against agribusiness deforestation, a new study from Indiana University and Brazil's Oswaldo Cruz Foundation has found.

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#96665
2013-12-11

Indonesia urged to implement decision recognizing indigenous rights to land

Indigenous rights groups are circulating a petition asking the Indonesian government to immediately implement a court ruling that would take management of million of hectares of customary forest out of the hands of the Ministry of Forestry and turn it over to traditional communities.

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#96612
2013-12-09

Following tradition: Top examples of indigenous knowledge preserving biodiversity, ecosystem service

With the planet losing species 100 to 1,000 times faster than the natural extinction rate, international experts assembling for high-level global biodiversity meetings say knowledge co-production with indigenous peoples has growing importance.

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#96409
2013-11-20

Demarcation of Native Territories Essential for Venezuela’s Amazon Region

Indigenous people in southern Venezuela are demanding faster progress in the demarcation of their territory, greater attention from the state to their needs, and protection from incursions by gold panners and armed groups across the border from Colombia.

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#96387
2013-11-19

Demarcation of Native Territories Essential for Venezuela’s Amazon Region

CAÑO DE UÑA, Amazonas, Venezuela , Nov 19 2013 (IPS) - “All of the countries of the Amazon basin say they want to protect the environment, but they all have agreements with transnational corporations for the construction of roads or for mining and exploitation of forests,” Curripaco indigenous l ...

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#96308
2013-11-11

Ethiopia’s Indigenous Excluded from Rapid Growth

OMO VALLEY, Ethiopia, Nov 11 2013 (IPS) - As the construction of a major transmission line to export electricity generated from one of Ethiopia’s major hydropower projects gets underway, there are growing concerns that pastoralist communities living in the region are under threat.

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#96081
2013-10-25

Aboriginal Hunting Practice Increases Animal Populations

Oct. 24, 2013 — In Australia's Western Desert, Aboriginal hunters use a unique method that actually increases populations of the animals they hunt, according to a study co-authored by Stanford Woods Institute-affiliated researchers Rebecca and Doug Bird.

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#95886
2013-10-09

UN Says Peru's Gas Plans Could Threaten Indigenous Peoples

A United Nations committee says that plans by Peru's government to expand a controversial gas project in the Amazon could threaten the 'physical and cultural survival' of indigenous peoples.

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