Case studies

Pinpointing problems – seeking solutions: A rapid assessment of the underlying causes of forest conflicts in Guyana

September 26, 2016

Based on the experiences of Amerindian communities in Guyana, this briefing presents some of the main causes of forest conflicts in the country as well as recommendations for how to address these.

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Behind the Veil: transparency, access to information and community rights in Cameroon’s forest sector

June 17, 2016

In 2010, Cameroon and the European Union signed a Voluntary Partnership Agreement on forest law enforcement, governance and trade in timber and derived products.

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Securing Forest Peoples Rights and Tackling Deforestation in the Congo

May 11, 2016

Deforestation and forest degradation have increased in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), despite the government’s commitment to safeguard its forests.

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Deforestation, Politicas Nacionales y Derechos

April 25, 2016

Nuevo informe sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas y la deforestación en la Amazonía colombiana destaca que las medidas efectivas para salvar la selva amazónica deben cumplir con el estándar de consentimiento libre, previo...

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Rights of Baka Communities in the RED+ Ngoyla-Mintom Project

March 21, 2016

Of the indigenous hunter gatherer peoples of Cameroon (the peoples who self-identify as ‘autochthonous’), the Baka are the largest group, numbering about 40,000 and living in an area of 75,000 km2 in the south-west of...

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Respecting Rights? Assessing Oil Palm Companies’ Compliance with FPIC Obligations: A case study of EPO and KLK LIBINC Estate in Grand Bassa, Liberia

February 24, 2016

This review is the result of several years of fieldwork by the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI), and is the first step of a UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) funded project that examines putting into...

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Situacion territorial de los pueblos indigenous de paraguay

December 14, 2015

El 12 de noviembre de 2015 el Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) y su socio en Paraguay, la Federación por la Autodeterminación de los Pueblos Indígenas (FAPI) publicaron un conjunto de informes complementarios que describen la...

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Revealing the Hidden: indigenous perspectives on deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon – causes and solutions

December 4, 2015

The report, Revealing the Hidden: Indigenous perspectives on deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon was compiled by Peru’s national indigenous peoples’ organisation (AIDESEP) and international human rights organisation, Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) and is based on...

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Hollow promises

April 15, 2015

Several years of fieldwork by the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) and civil society partners in Liberia has revealed the extent to which palm oil company Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) and its lead investor Golden Agri-Resources...

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Securing Forests, Securing Rights

December 5, 2014

The global forest crisis is worsening and infringements of the rights of indigenous peoples and forest-dependent communities are rising, according to a detailed assessment of nine country cases. Climate change mitigation and conservation policies must...

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