31 May '12, 2pm

Indigenous rights rising in tropical forests, but big gaps remain via @mongabay

Indigenous rights rising in tropical forests, but big gaps remain via @mongabay

Indigenous group paid $0.65/ha for forest worth $5,000/ha in Indonesia (05/23/2012) A palm oil company has paid indigenous Moi landowners in Indonesian Papua a paltry $0.65 per hectare for land that will be worth $5,000 a hectare once cultivated, according to a new report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Indonesian NGO, Telepak. The report outlines similar disadvantageous deals in timber with the same companies breaking their promises of bringing education and infrastructure. Tribe partners to protect Argentina's most endangered forest (05/17/2012) Last month, three Guarani communities, the local Argentine government of Misiones, and the UK-based NGO World Land Trust forged an agreement to create a nature reserve connecting three protected areas in the fractured, and almost extinct, Atlantic Forest. Dubbed the Emerald Green Corridor, the reserve protects...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0531-hance-indigenous-land-...

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