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How diamonds and a bitter feud led to the destruction of an Amazon reserve

the seventh of september reserve in rondônia, brazil where a huge diamond reserve was discovered in 2016
The Seventh of September reserve in Rondônia, Brazil where a huge diamond reserve was discovered in 2016. Photograph: Craig Stennett/Alamy Stock Photo

Family rivalry and Brazil’s Catholic church helped miners devastate an indigenous territory that was once a leader in the fight against deforestation

September 27, 2017 — The Paiter-Suruí are a tribe of roughly 1,400 people, uncontacted until 1969, who live in the Amazon forest on the border between the Brazilian states of Rondônia and Mato Grosso. Continue reading How diamonds and a bitter feud led to the destruction of an Amazon reserve

Green Climate Fund asked for indigenous people’s rights policy

indigenous peoples traditional communities
Indigenous peoples traditional communities Pic: Kate Fisher/Flickr

UN’s flagship climate bank must recognise positive benefits traditional communities offer forests and ecosystems, says civil society group

July 22, 2016 — The UN’s flagship Green Fund has been asked to adopt policies to ensure that the next set of projects it approves will respect the rights of tribal communities.  Continue reading Green Climate Fund asked for indigenous people’s rights policy

Conserving coastal areas or commodifying nature

The UNFCCC’s ideas to protect and develop coastal ecosystems have been dubbed ‘a false solution’ by civil society organizations, but praised by others

March 10, 2016 — In the coastal town of Tanjung Balai in North Sumatra where Riza Damanik grew up, learning how to fish is a right of passage. But, he says, initiatives by the Indonesian government over the past couple of decades have left small-scale fishermen like him adrift.

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