Santiago Maldonado was last seen alive in public in Patagonia on August 1 at a protest for the land rights of the Mapuche, a group of indigenous peoples from Chile and Argentina. Various witnesses recount seeing him being detained by military police and loaded into a van during a raid by state authorities, but there is no offi
Deaths of environmental activists locked in conflict with mining, logging and agricultural companies across three continents has passed 150
On September 18th, a successful and informative webinar to discuss land-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), co-hosted by the Columbia Center on Sustainable Development (CCSI), the Land Portal Foundation, UN SDSN’s Thematic Network on Good Governance of Extractive and Land Resources, the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN), and the Global Land Indicators Initiative (GLII), took place.
Indigenous leaders say operations in the remote Amazon violate rights and risk fatal epidemics
Mining companies have faced community protests and threats to shut operations, but many residents believe only tribal leaders are benefiting
MOGALAKWENA, South Africa, Oct 8 (Reuters) - A new power struggle is unfolding in South Africa’s old homelands between global mining giants, traditional leaders and an impoverished rural populace.
How can food companies stop contributing to deforestation? A panel of experts discussed solutions at a roundtable in New York
Land rights defenders from 29 countries call for greater vigilance in ensuring governments comply with laws
As a 53-year civil war winds down, coca growers face growing pressure to shelve their lucrative crop.
Mauricio Quiróz has always had a plan.
The 38-year-old farmer and entrepreneur lives with his wife and three kids on a small ranch on the lush, steep mountainside that surrounds the municipality of Briceño, in the department of Antioquia in northwestern Colombia.
Leaders of Cameroon's indigenous forest peoples say their survival is at risk if they are further deprived of access to the lands that are the source of their livelihoods.
(Ecofin Agency) - In an open letter sent to the president of Madagascar on August 17, the Tany group exposed its concerns about land grabbing by foreign investors in the country.
Communities have continued to suffer targeted killings, threats, displacement from their land and the effects of anti-personnel mines.
Colombia's Indigenous peoples say their rights continue to be violated, and their land stolen, in spite of the peace deal signed last November between the government and FARC rebels.