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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…

'We're not extinct': marchers in US call for indigenous rights

18 January 2019

Native groups are struggling with land encroachment by governments and logging, mining and agribusiness companies WASHINGTON - Indigenous people from across the globe gathered in the U.S. capital on Friday for a march drawing attention to social and environmental injustices against indigenous…

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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…