Geographical focus
4 October 2017

STOCKHOLM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indigenous people under threat from companies seeking to develop their land for agriculture, mining and energy projects will be supported with money and practical help through a major global partnership backed by philanthropic and government funding.

The International Land and Forest Tenure Facility is the first initiative to provide grants to advance the rights of indigenous people to help them protect their forest land and resources.

28 September 2017

[JURIST] Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment John Knox [official profile] called [press release] on Mongolia Wednesday to protect the environment.

27 September 2017

The app will provide weekly satellite deforestation data in 17 tropical countries including Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A mobile app launched on Tuesday will allow indigenous people, forest managers and law enforcement officials in remote areas to monitor deforestation and fires regardless of connectivity, according to developers.

"Forest Watcher" is designed to allow offline access to real-time satellite maps and data collected by Global Forest Watch, a U.S.-based charity that monitors changes in forest cover.

29 September 2017

Corporations globally have made hundreds of commitments on deforestation. But what do these pledges really mean and why do scandals keep happening?