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“Scholars and advocates increasingly favor rights-based approaches over traditional exclusionary policies in conservation. Yet, national and international conservation policies and programs...
“Faced with widespread evictions and opaque private sector deals, activists in Cambodia are calling on the government to be more open and transparent about land concessions, beef up mechanisms...
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[12/04/2013] Impacts of POSCO - India’s Project on the Lives of Local People in Jagatsingphur, Odisha.
“Findings showed that the small-holding betel vine cultivation provides a steady, sustainable income for people living in the affected area, amounting in some cases to over three...
“With 925 million people experiencing hunger in the world and at least another billion suffering from inadequate diets, it is hard not to agree that food is the ultimate security challenge of...
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[02/04/2013] Key Findings of the IFFM in "Defense of Land and Livelihood in Panama, Southeast, Sri Lanka"
“The World Bank pledged $18M for Sri Lanka’s Sustainable Tourism Development Project in 2009 with an agreement signed in January 2010. World Bank documents say that the project’s...
[02/04/2013] Key Findings of the IFFM in "Defense of Land and Livelihood of Indigenous Peoples in Bulukumba, Indoneisa"
“In Indonesia, widespread and intensive exploitation of resources is directly proportional to increasing land grabbing. Since 1980s, PT PP London Sumatra (LONSUM) supported by the government...
“The fallout from a video by Global Witness exposing widespread corruption in Sarawak continues, as the Bruno Manser Fund, a European NGO, has called on the Companies Commission of Malaysia to...