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  1. How indigenous land rights factor into climate goals

    The Christian Science MonitorFeb 04 09:01 AM

    A panel of forest policy groups pressed for more action Wednesday, saying the public and the private sector could help raise awareness about the toll efforts to designate forests as 'protected' or increase agricultural production can have on indigenous people.

  2. [Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Conditions are ripe for a global leap forward in recognising the land rights of indigenous people and forest communities, but investors and the public need to pressure governments to make it happen, an international network of forest policy groups said.

  3. By Umaru Fofana BO, Sierra Leone (Reuters) - A Sierra Leone court has convicted six people opposed to a palm oil project in which French conglomerate Bollore owns a major stake of destroying trees and inciting the local population to protest over land rights. In a ruling on Thursday, the court in the town of Bo found that the defendants, who include a former lawmaker and are members of a local ...

  4. ( Burness Communications ) Six weeks after negotiators in Paris placed tropical forests at the centre of the global battle against climate change, experts at a London event said government resistance to recognition of local land rights threatens global prospects to stop deforestation and fuels conflict costly enough to repel investors.

  5. By Jonathan Allen BURNS, Ore. (Reuters) - Members of self-styled militia groups met on Friday with armed protesters occupying a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, pledging support for their cause, if not their methods, and offering to act as a peace-keeping force in the week-long standoff over land rights. During the 30-minute meeting at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, a leader of the ...

  6. Court grants Arctic village rights over hunting and fishing after lawyers for state were accused of ‘rhetoric of race biology’ Sweden’s nomadic reindeer herders have won a 30-year battle for land rights in a court case that has seen accusations of state racism towards the country’s only indigenous people. A decision in Gällivare district court on Wednesday granted the tiny Sami village of Girjas...

  7. Special courts for tribal land rights to continue in Jharkhand

    IANS via Yahoo Maktoob NewsJan 28 06:22 AM

    Ranchi, Jan 28 (IANS) The Tribes Advisory Council (TAC) of Jharkhand decided here on Thursday that Scheduled Area Regulation (SAR) courts will continue to exist, but the system of transferring tribals' land after giving them compensation will end. The members agreed that the SAR courts were being misused and land of the tribals was being transferred after giving compensation to them through ...

  8. Today Hyperloop Transportation Technologies filed a permit to build a 5-mile prototype in Quay Valley — a utopian, eco-friendly community planned for Central California. And while we’re rooting for them to succeed with their test track, it still doesn’t change the Hyperloop’s largest challenges. Because the biggest hurdle isn’t the tech behind Hyperloop, it’s the land rights and every other ...

  9. Ranchi, Jan 28 : The Tribes Advisory Council (TAC) of Jharkhand decided here on Thursday that Scheduled Area Regulation (SAR) courts will continue to exist, but the system of transferring tribals' land after giving them compensation will end.

  10. Land given to 198 SC beneficiaries

    The HinduFeb 04 10:55 PM

    A total of 571 acres of land was distributed among the 198 beneficiaries belonging to SC community here on Thursday.Giving away the land rights, Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari said the scheme wa...

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