IPS: Deck Stacked Against Women’s Land Rights in Asia
IPS: Deck Stacked Against Women’s Land Rights in Asia

As seen on IPS By Ethan Freedman Women farmers clearing abandoned farmland in the drought-affected Nachol village in Northern Bangladesh. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPS WASHINGTON, Jul…

RRI site visit to Budhikhamari, Orissa, India
RRI site visit to Budhikhamari, Orissa, India

RRI sponsored a trip to Budhikhamari, Orissa, India for journalists interested in India's tenure reform process earlier this month (May 2012). For details on the…

Growing a Forest, and Harvesting Jobs
Growing a Forest, and Harvesting Jobs

As written by Elisabeth Malkin for The New York Times on November 22, 2010IXTLáN de JUáREZ, Mexico — As an unforgiving midday sun bore down…

Deforestation increases flooding risks
Deforestation increases flooding risks

An international team of scientists, including experts from Singapore, has proven for the first time that deforestation increases the risk of flood disasters, which kill…

Conservation vs. Livelihoods?
Conservation vs. Livelihoods?

An article published in the Hindu highlights the necessity to balance conservation and livelihoods concerns, so as not to alienate the communities who inhabit the…

Lao PDR: Government suspends land concessions
Lao PDR: Government suspends land concessions

The following is an excerpt from an article published in the Laotian newspaper Vientiane Times.  The PM said he had once seen a photo of…

CSAG presents RRI
CSAG presents RRI

On November 8, 2006 the Civil Society Advisory Group (CSAG) to the International Tropical Timber Organization(ITTO) gave a formal presentation of the Rights and ResourcesInitiative…

Forest Plantations: the good, the bad and the ugly
Forest Plantations: the good, the bad and the ugly

Forest plantations, highlighted in the September 2006 edition of arborvitae, the IUCN/WWF Forest Conservation Newsletter. Including: Forest Plantations: the good, the bad and the ugly….