Declaration of the Shipobo regarding the Imiria Conservation Area
Shipibo communities in the Peruvian Amazon reject implementation of the Imiria Conservation Area for violation of their rights as indigenous peoples
Representatives of 12 Shipibo indigenous communities and neighbouring villages from the Imiria lake region in Ucayali, Peru have expressed their opposition to the Imiria Regional Conservation Area (RCA-Imiria), a protected area established by the Regional government of Ucayali.The RCA-Imiria was created in 2010 but the communities denounce the fact that it overlaps their traditional territory including the titled lands of seven communities.
Sep 16, 2012
Saving the rainforest: Why human rights is the key
The annual destruction of 13 million hectares of tropical forest is widely recognized as a global disaster. A new report from Rainforest Foundation Norway shows how the rainforest can be saved.
Recognizing the rights of forest people to manage their land is critical to reducing deforestation rates and safeguarding global forests, argues a new report published by Rainforest Foundation Norway.
Sep 06, 2012
Progress Report of the Whakatane Mechanism
The Mechanism's progress and future will be discussed at a meeting within the WCC in South Korea in September 2012
The Whakatane Mechanism assesses the respect
of human rights in protected areas, provides
recommendations to address human rights
violations and facilitates a dialogue between the management authorities and indigenous peoples in order to reach joint solutions. It also celebrates and promotes best practices in conservation and successful partnerships between indigenous peoples and protected areas authorities.
Aug 08, 2012
Human Rights Court Sets New Standard on Consultation of Indigenous Peoples
Continent-wide Implications as Inter-American Court Finds Ecuador Government Guilty of Rights Violations in the Sarayaku Case
Two articles on this important decision that should significantly strengthen the right of indigenous people in Central and South America to Free Prior Informed Consent. The first is from Amazon Watch and the second from The Economist.
Jul 27, 2012
African Commission: FPIC is essential for protected status on indigenous lands
African Commission condemns the recent decision of the World Heritage Committee to inscribe Lake Bogoria in Kenya on the World Heritage List.
This earlier decision and the recent resolution both emphasize that the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) must be adhered to in the lands and territories of indigenous peoples.
Dec 07, 2011