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23 January 2019
Africa
Liberia
  • A report released by Global Witness late last year alleges that Liberia’s forestry laws are being “hijacked” by logging companies.
  • These logging companies can potentially put vast areas of Liberia’s remaining rainforests at risk of large-scale deforestation.
  • There’s historical precedent for the concerns under the current law: in 2012, Liberia was rocked by a scandal over permits meant to enable private landowners to enter into logging agreements with outside parties.
EVENTS Community Land Protection Learning Initiative: Application for Cohort #2
15 January 2019
Africa
Latin America and the Caribbean
Asia

Demand for recognition and protection of indigenous and community land rights is at an all-time high. ILC members around the world are mobilizing to support communities to claim and defend their land rights.

4 January 2019
Mexico
Nicaragua
Peru
Global

Global climate negotiations take place on the international stage, bolstered by countries’ national policies. But preventing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and other land-use changes requires work at the local level.

For those efforts to be effective, it is important to understand who is involved at each level and in every sector, and how they interact, say scientists from CIFOR, who have conducted research about such multi-level governance.

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Non Governmental organization

Community Development Association (CDA) is a highly secular, non-partisan-non-Government Development Organization (NGDO) established in the year 1985-1986 in North Western Part of  Bangladesh CDA gradually has been shifted its strategic position from charity to a Right based Organization now facilitating among the poorest, landless and marginal farmers along with the plain land indigenous people (IP) including the differently able men, women &youth with a view to empower, ensure and secure access to land Rights from its inception.

Network

Officially formed in April 2013, The Forest Peoples Land Rights Network (LandNet) is a ‘member network established under the principles of volunteerism, democracy, cooperation and unification in order to manage and utilize efficiently land and forestry resources for self-sustaining livelihoods’. LandNet is a highly participatory bottom-up network originating from  the grassroots work facilitated by CIRUM and its Alliance partners over the last two decades.

Civil Society Organization

Mission

Forest Trends works to conserve forests and other ecosystems through the creation and wide adoption of a broad range of environmental finance, markets and other payment and incentive mechanisms. Forest Trends does so by:

Governmental institution

Forestry is a devolved matter. The Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has responsibility for forestry in England as well as certain activities such as international affairs and plant health which remain reserved by Westminster. Scottish Ministers have responsibility for forestry in Scotland.

Forestry Commission England and Forestry Commission Scotland report directly to their appropriate Minister, advising on policy and its implementation.

Governmental institution

Our forests and woodlands are a treasure. We promote their sustainable management – for Scotland's economy, people and environment.

We support Scotland's forests through guidance, grants and regulations, and by shaping forestry policy.

fra.org (fra.org)

Non-profit organization

Forest Right Act. Org is a dedicated website for forest rights act information in India. The website is managed by Vasundhara organisation. 

Governmental institution

OUR VISION

Excellent administration and management of land for sustainable development

OUR MISSION

 

To implement an efficient land administration and management system in order to ensure equity in access to land

CORE VALUES

 
  • Efficiency
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Innivativeness
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Rule Of Law
  • Independence
 

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