21 Apr '17, 9am

Mapping indigenous lands in Indonesia's tallest mountains

Mapping indigenous lands in Indonesia's tallest mountains

Since 1996, Lani has worked with the Foundation for the Customary Development of Walesi (YBAW), a local NGO, to map indigenous peoples’ customary lands. He sees such mapping as the first step towards empowering these communities to use their land sustainably. The lack of clearly delineated boundaries is a big problem in Indonesia, one often taken advantage of by large companies trying to acquire community lands for development.

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/04/mapping-indigenous-land...

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