Afro-descendant Peoples’ Territories in Biodiversity Hotspots across Latin America and the Caribbean
This study seeks to raise awareness of the territorial presence of Afro-descendant Peoples in 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Although Afro-descendant Peoples in the region have been fighting for a place in international climate and conservation debates, not having defined boundaries for their ancestral lands has been an obstacle to adequately establishing how important their territories are for protecting biodiversity.
This research provides a timely reminder of the global significance of community-held lands and territories; their importance for the protection, restoration, and sustainable use of tropical forestlands across the world; and the critical gaps in the international development architecture that have so far undermined progress towards the legal recognition of such lands and territories.
If properly leveraged, natural climate solutions can contribute over 37% of cost-effective CO2 mitigation by 2030. Evidence shows Indigenous Peoples and local communities are key to achieving such outcomes. This report presents the most comprehensive assessment to date of carbon storage in documented community lands worldwide.
A new report quantifying the carbon stored aboveground in tropical forests that are legally owned or traditionally held by Indigenous Peoples and local communities in 37 countries across tropical America, Africa, and Asia.
A summary of findings on community ownership and control of lands in 13 countries in Latin America.
Rio+20 Evento Paralelo Pueblos indígenas y comunidades campesinas forestales de Mesoamérica aportan a la reflexión de Rio+20.
En aras de aportar a la reflexión de RIO+20 la Alianza Mesoamericana de Pueblos y Bosques (AMPB) en Conjunto con el Consejo Civil Mexicano para…
Excerpt from special issue of the Journal of Conservation and Society edited by Anne M. Larson and Ganga Ram Dahal. The issue examines cases of…
This essay identifies, summarizes, and analyzes leading international and national laws and judicial cases recognizing or otherwise supportive of native/aboriginal title.
Assessment of the 2008 Programof the Rights and Resources Initiative
¿Podemos ser autónomos? Pueblos indígenasvs. Estado en Latinoamérica reúne dos documentos: el primero, “Dilemas y desafíos de la autonomía territorial indígena en Latinoamérica” de Pablo…
This presentation offers an overview of the current status of REDD initiatives, stakeholder interests and expectations, and principles and criteria used to judge proposed REDD…
This is the audited financial statement for Rights and Resources Group in 2006.