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California redwood forest returned to Indigenous guardianship, conservation

28 January 2022

Ten Native American tribal nations, forming the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council, have received ownership of 215 hectares (532 acres) of California’s redwood forest. The tribal council is partnering with Save the Redwoods League, which donated the land, to protect and restore their…

Indigenous hunters are protecting animals, land and waterways

21 August 2019

Canada aims to conserve 17 per cent of its land and fresh water by the end of 2020. This noble objective will help protect water, air, food and biodiversity and improve the health of humans. Indigenous peoples in Canada are a part of this conservation movement. As they hunt, gather and harvest,…

Where the forest has no name

24 May 2019

North America’s temperate rainforest extends some 2,500 miles from California to the Gulf of Alaska, providing important habitat for many species and playing a big role in global carbon sequestration. However, despite its uniqueness, there is no officially recognized name for the whole of the…

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Open Up Guide for Land Governance Workshop

The Land Portal Foundation and the Open Data Charter are developing an Open Up Guide on Land Governance for use by governments, particularly in developing countries. This work follows up an online workshop in March 2020, subsequent online discussions and a recent publication focusing on the role of…