Forest land owned by Indigenous Peoples and local communities: Forests are considered to be “owned” where communities have full legal rights to secure their claims to forests, defined in RRI’s research as areas where community tenure is unlimited in duration, they have the legal right to exclude outsiders from using their resources, and they are entitled to due process and compensation in the face of potential extinguishment by the state of some or all of their rights. RRI does not consider alienation rights to be essential for community ownership. Data are in million ha. See more at: http://rightsandresources.org/en/resources/tenure-data/the-four-categori...

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Forest land owned by Indigenous Peoples and local communities: Forests are considered to be “owned” where communities have full legal rights to secure their claims to forests, defined in RRI’s rese

Measurement unit: 
Million ha
Rights and Resources Initiative

Dataset details

Data provider: 
Rights and Resources Initiative

Indicator details

Measurement unit: 
Million ha
Best value is: 
High

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