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Land has always been a fundamental issue in Bolivia. It is the backbone of demands by the country’s peasant and indigenous movements. Thus, it also has been part of government programs and of other national actors´ agendas.
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Construcción de carreteras en países amazónicos podría deforestar millones de hectáreas

19 November 2020

La construcción de 12,000 kilómetros de vías en la selva amazónica de Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Perú y Ecuador durante los próximos cinco años podría causar la deforestación de 2.4 millones de hectáreas en las dos décadas posteriores

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Alarming new report finds we lost 45,000 square miles of tree cover in 2019. That’s an area the size of Nicaragua

2 June 2020

Last year the world lost some 119,000 square kilometers (45,946 square miles) of tree cover – an area the size of Nicaragua – according to satellite data collated by the University of Maryland (UMD) released today by World Resources Institute (WRI). Almost a third of that loss – or an area the size…

Bolivia and Paraguay unite to protect critically endangered guanacos

26 February 2020

Guanacos (Lama guanicoe) are considered critically endangered in Bolivia and Paraguay. Fewer than 200 exist in Bolivia and as few as 20 in Paraguay. Guanacos in Bolivia and Paraguay are threatened by habitat loss and poaching. They live in the Chaco, a dry-forest ecoregion that’s one of the most…

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Land Matters: How Securing Community Land Rights Can Slow Climate Change and Accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals

Land Matters: How Securing Community Land Rights Can Slow Climate Change and Accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals

25 January 2019

There is a strong and compelling environment and development case to be made for securing indigenous and community lands. Securing collective land rights offers a low-cost, high-reward investment for developing country governments and their partners to meet national development objectives and the…

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III Continental Summit of Indigenous Communication of Abya Yala to be presented at UNPFII 2016

The III Continental Summit of Indigenous Communication of Abya Yala will be officially presented at this year’s session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 18th from 6:15 to 7:30 PM at the CR7 room in the United Nations building in New York,…