World Rainforest Movement




Local struggles for the Forests

Forest peoples around the world are resisting and struggling against different threats to their survival, both forest destructive projects (like mining, oil extraction, industrial plantations, etc.) but also those with a preservation character (REDD+ projects, national parks, protected areas, etc.). One of the main reasons for and at the same time one of the key issues in these struggles is the fact that in most of the tropical forest countries worldwide, customary land rights of forest peoples are ignored by the state and corporations. Lacking legal land titles, their existing customary rights are violated regularly where forests are destroyed.

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