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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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  • International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

    Posted on August 11, 2005

    By the World Rainforest Movement. August 9 has been declared as International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. On this date, the WRM wishes to express its full support to the numerous indigenous peoples around the world that are...

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  • Declaration: The Mumbai – Porto Alegre Forest Initiative

    Posted on February 1, 2005

    Background A number of participants at the World Social Forum 2004 met in Mumbai and believing that forest issues are in essence social and political and that forest communities are increasingly affected by globalization –and new...

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