Study Warns of Possible REDD+ Land Grab

A new report by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) found that REDD+, the UN program to reduce global carbon emissions, may be putting indigenous communities at risk, jeopardizing local land rights and laying the groundwork for large-scale “carbon grabs” by governments and private investors. Read more below to find out...

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Alien Trees Use Logging Roads to Invade Borneo Forests

One tropical tree from Central and South America has made itself at home in Borneo where it is crowding  out local vegetation and interfering with forest recovery. Although this tree has been slow to spread through Borneo since its introduction in 1952, new logging roads appear to be driving the species...

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Indigenous Communities Demand Forest Rights, Blame Land Grabs for Failure to Curb Deforestation

In the Palangkaraya Declaration on Deforestation and the Rights of Forest Peoples, indigenous and forest-dependent peoples from Asia, Africa and Latin America have called for increased recognition of customary land rights in order to limit deforestation and ensure the survival of their communities. Read more below to find out what the...

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