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Nota pública sobre projetos de extrativismo mineral em terras indígenas do Amazonas

A Coordenação das Organizações Indígenas da Amazônia Brasileira (COIAB), considerando o resurgimento e avanço de interesses diversos – de governos, empresas nacionais e internacionais e até de indígenas que agem a título pessoal – em torno da extração de recursos minerais que as terras indígenas abrigam na Amazônia, vem de público manifestar:

Palm Oil Fuels Land Grabs in Africa

The oil palm nursery occupies several hectares of newly cleared forest and fallow land in Sierra Leone. The nursery manager says that by 2012 he’ll have 540,000 oil palm seedlings here, enough to plant over 3,000 hectares. By 2017, the plan is to establish oil palm over 40,000 hectares that have been leased by a foreign investor for 45 years, with a possible extension of 21 more.

AUDIO "Uruguay: agricultores familiares reclaman limitar legalmente concentración de la tierra"

El Ing. Agr. Gustavo Pardo ha dedicado su vida personal y profesional a la labor de defensa de la producción agropecuaria rural familiar en Uruguay. La herramienta para ello es la Comisión Nacional de Fomento Rural (CNFR) que aglutina a los pequeños productores en una centena de organizaciones a lo largo y ancho del país.

Bangladesh: Indigenous Leaders Demand Land Commission For Restoration Of Their Dispossessed Lands In Greater Mymensigh Area

Indigenous leaders demanded land commission for restoration of their dispossessed land recognising their traditional rights over land and forest. They said that a huge number of indigenous peoples in greater Mymensigh area have been uprooted from their ancestral land through conducting communal riots since partition of sub-continent in 1947.

Ugandan farmers kicked off their land for New Forests Company’s carbon project

A report released yesterday by Oxfam International documents how more than 22,000 people in Uganda were evicted to make way for a carbon offset tree plantation established by a London-based firm called New Forests Company. While this is not a REDD project, it provides an early warning of how “standards” and “safeguards” can be willfully ignored.”

Colonizadores y brasileños invaden los parques cruceños

En los últimos cinco meses, los desmontes y asentamientos ilegales de grupos de colonizadores, menonitas y brasileños aumentaron en tierras de vocación forestal y territorios de pueblos indígenas. Hay ocupaciones “secretas” en cuatro parques nacionales y tres reservas forestales, según revela un documento de la Fundación TIERRA.

Journal of Peasant Studies Special Issue on New Frontiers of Land Control

The new special issue of Journal of Peasant Studies (JPS) on “New Frontiers of Land Control” is offering selected articles for free for a limited period of time.

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