World Rainforest Movement

Environmental offsets in Panama: A strategy that opens up protected areas to mining

Posted on Aug 23, 2017

Minera Panamá (MPSA), owned by Canadian company First Quantum, has a concession to conduct open-pit copper mining in the Donoso District,...

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The Ngäbe and Buglé Resistance: Keeping extractive industries out of their territories

Posted on May 15, 2017

With a history plagued by outrage and territorial imposition since colonization, the indigenous Ngäbe-Buglé peoples of western Panama...

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Petición de cancelación al modelo extractivo minero en Panamá

Posted on Apr 20, 2017

Firma esta petición 1. Transcurrida más de una década, a partir de las impositivas medidas neoliberales en nuestro país, las...

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Panama: The historic struggle against the Barro Blanco Dam

Posted on Oct 21, 2016

Ten years after construction started on the Barro Blanco hydroelectric dam in western Panama, members of the indigenous NgäbeBuglé...

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REDD+ in Central America: it’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission

Posted on Oct 21, 2016

This text is an initial attempt to understand the dynamics of development and implementation of REDD+ projects in Central America...

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REDD Violation of the right to be consulted paves way for more REDD land grabbing

Posted on Apr 30, 2013

REDD has been contentious ever since it was presented during UN climate talks in Bali, Indonesia, in 2007 as a way to supposedly reduce...

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Denounces of racial intolerance and discrimination in UN-REDD

Posted on Mar 30, 2013

On 27 February 2013, Panama’s Indigenous Peoples Coordinating Body, COONAPIP, withdrew from the UN-REDD process in Panama. In a letter...

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Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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Meso-America: Communities issue statement on protected areas

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

The concept of protected areas, born in the United States in the nineteenth century as an idea of conservation by establishing “national...

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Panama: The experience of Apaquiset in community-based resource management

Posted on Nov 7, 2002

Bordering with the Republic of Colombia, the Province of Darien is located at the extreme East of the Republic of Panama and is one of the...

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Panama: Eco-tourism alternative developed by the Kuna people

Posted on Jun 14, 2002

Panama has lost 60% of its forests in a deforestation process during which, according to the latest report by the Forestry Service, some...

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Panama: Mining, forests and indigenous peoples’ rights

Posted on May 12, 2001

The isthmus of Panama stretches in Central America, one of the regions of highest natural and cultural diversity in the world. Different...

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