What is community forestry?
Community forestry is when “communities have the right to manage the forest resources upon which they depend, with a view to improving their living conditions.”
Recognising, securing, and enforcing forest communities’ rights is...
El poder de los derechos de la tierra: una lecciòn de las comunidades forestales de Perú
Cuando las comunidades indígenas y forestales tienen su derecho a la tierra consagrado/reconocido por la ley, hay un menor ìndice de deforestación. La comunidad de Boca Pariamanu en Perú es un claro ejemplo de los efectos...
How civil society is protecting forests and Indigenous Peoples’ rights in Congo
Interview with Nina Cynthia Kiyindou (OCDH)
Pitfalls and Promises of Congo's New Forest Eldorado
Logging and conservation projects have spurred rapid development in the Sangha forest region of the Congo. But what’s the human and environmental cost? Laudes Martial Mbon travels to the depths of the Congo Basin rainforest to investigate.
Our Forests Our Lives
From the Liberian women fighting for the right to own and govern land that’s rightfully theirs, to the Guyanese Indigenous Peoples resisting companies attempting to seize their forests these stories come from different parts of the globe, but are bound by a common thread.
This Land is Ours
Alexandra Benjamin interviews Liberian women struggling for their land rights, and examines the law that could finally help bring them justice.
The Forest is our Life
Guyana’s forests have sustained people for generations. Gaulbert Sutherland travelled deep into the country’s hinterland to hear of the pressures that locals face, and their hopes for change.
Forest loss affects women and children disproportionally
Forest loss is a global problem for all due to loss of livelihoods and a changing climate. However, it affects women and children disproportionally.
EU Development Budget: will the Council build on Parliament’s bold stance?
The European Parliament has given unambiguous support to the climate and the environment. Now Member States must follow suit.
Community forests in Cameroon: what have we learnt so far?
Cameroon was the first country in Central Africa to trial community forestry. There have been challenges, but this film explains how to overcome those barriers. With thanks to Centre for the Environment and Development (CED)...