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19 February 2019
Southern Asia
India

Protesters seek land rights under Forest Rights Act, roll back of decision to give land to corporations for farming

Gujarat Police allegedly detained 19 members of Jamin Adhikar Jumbesh — a network of land rights organisations like Gujarat Dalit Sangathan, Saurashtra Dalit Sangathan and Adivasi Mahasabha Gujarat — on February 18, 2019, around 2 pm.

8 October 2017
Global
  • A new $100 million initiative will help indigenous peoples and local communities in rural areas secure rights to their traditional lands.
  • The International Land and Forest Tenure Facility, formally launched launched week, was conceived by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI)
13 September 2017
Cameroon

YAOUNDE — 

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.

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 Fern (also Stichting Fern) is a Dutch foundation created in 1995. It is an international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) set up to keep track of the European Union's involvement in forests and to coordinate NGO activities at the European level. Through its work, Fern aims to increase the political and economic opportunities for people to create a more balanced society in which human rights are fully respected and environmental and social values are fully integrated.

 

 

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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.

Imazon (Imazon)

Civil Society Organization

O Imazon é um instituto de pesquisa cuja missão é promover o desenvolvimento sustentável na Amazônia por meio de estudos, apoio à formulação de políticas públicas, disseminação ampla de informações e formação profissional. O Instituto foi fundado em 1990, e sua sede fica em Belém, no Pará. Em 25 anos de existência, o Imazon publicou 648 trabalhos técnicos, dos quais quase um terço foram veiculados como artigos em revistas científicas internacionais.

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The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) is the nodal agency in the administrative structure of the Central Government for the planning, promotion, co-ordination and overseeing the implementation of India's environmental and forestry policies and programmes.

 

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The profession of forestry started to take hold in the United States in late 1800s. In 1889, George Vanderbilt hired Gifford Pinchot (pictured at right), a young forester educated in Europe, to manage the forest at the Biltmore Estate. It was the nation’s first professionally managed forest. 

In 1891 Congress passed the Forest Reserves Act, which created a reserve of 40 million acres of forestland in the United States. Six years later in 1897, Congress passed the Organic Act, which served as the basis for management of the newly created forest reserves.

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