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Places to Watch: 3 Forest Regions at Risk Right Now

Places to Watch: 3 Forest Regions at Risk Right Now

The rubber plantation is owned by Sudcam, a subsidiary of the world’s largest natural rubber company Halcyon Agri Corporation, with a China-based parent company Sinochem International.  According to a CIFOR report, Sudcam has come under scrutiny because the plantation expansion involves clearing of “some 40,000 hectares of natural forests” buffering a park with rich biodiversity and protected species. The report notes that while the project has the potential to create needed employment in the areas, many of the communities are not eligible for compensation for loss of customary land to the plantation as Cameroonian expropriation laws do not recognize customary rights. UNESCO authorities and Greenpeace have raised concerns over the project’s impacts on community rights and the Dja Wildlife reserve.


Sadhguru to Speak at United Nations Headquarters In New York on World Water Day

Sadhguru to Speak at United Nations Headquarters In New York on World Water Day

In December last year, Sadhguru was the chief guest at the Global Landscapes Forum, one of the foremost international ecological forums that is led by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), United Nations Environment, the World Bank and the Government of Germany. Here, Sadhguru discussed Rally for Rivers – A Global Movement, with Erik Solheim, Executive Director of United Nations Environment (UNEP), the leading environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda and promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development.


Dorong Pengelolaan DAS Terpadu Berbasis Bentang Alam

Dorong Pengelolaan DAS Terpadu Berbasis Bentang Alam

Penelitian Aksi Partisipatif CIFOR, Riak Bumi, OASE, UHO, Teras dan Samawa Center.

Sebuah lembaga nirlaba bersifat global bernama Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) mendorong negara-negara berkembang pengelolaan DAS terpadu. CIFOR berdedikasi untuk memajukan kesejahteraan umat manusia, pelestarian dan keadilan lingkungan. CIFOR bersama UHO, Yayasan Riak Bumi, OASE, Samawa Center, bersama-sama membantu pemerintah Kabupaten Sumbawa dengan melakukan penelitian yang memungkinkan pemerintah membuat keputusan berdasarkan kepada informasi yang benar dan berkeadilan tentang penggunaan dan pengelolaan hutan.


UN schemes to save forests ‘can trample on tribal rights’

UN schemes to save forests ‘can trample on tribal rights’

“REDD+ is evolving in a context of rights abuses, displacement and dispossession, threats and harassment over territories, and the repression and assassination of environmental activists by state and private forces,” the non-profit Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) found in a 2017 review of academic literature. More than 200 environmental campaigners, nearly half from indigenous tribes, were murdered around the world in 2016 alone, according to watchdog Global Witness.

 



PIM at the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2018

PIM at the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2018

The annual World Bank’s Land and Poverty conference will present the latest research and practice on the diversity of reforms, interventions, and innovations in the land sector around the world. The 2018 conference theme is: Land Governance in an Interconnected World.

01-07: Boundary Demarcation and Territorial Governance
Location: MC 7-100
Conflict in Collective Formalization Processes: Opportunities for Transformation?
Anne Larson1, Esther Mwangi2, Iliana Monterroso1, Nining Liswanti3, Tuti Herawati3
1CIFOR, Peru; 2CIFOR, Kenya; 3CIFOR, Indonesia

01-10: Impact Evaluation of Land Registration
Location: MC 10-100
Does Tenure Reform Influence Household Food Security?
Nining Liswanti, Esther Mwangi, Michael Ndwiga, Tuti Herawati, Anne Larson, Iliana Monterosso (CIFOR)

 


UN schemes to save forests ‘can trample on tribal rights’

UN schemes to save forests ‘can trample on tribal rights’

Indeed, pilot programmes in dozens of countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa have, all too often, shortchanged local communities and underperformed as a bulkhead against climate change – their primary goal. “REDD+ is evolving in a context of rights abuses, displacement and dispossession, threats and harassment over territories, and the repression and assassination of environmental activists by state and private forces,” the non-profit Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) found in a 2017 review of academic literature. More than 200 environmental campaigners, nearly half from indigenous tribes, were murdered around the world in 2016 alone, according to watchdog Global Witness.

 


Nipah, Tanaman Lahan Basah yang Terancam Konversi Tambak

Nipah, Tanaman Lahan Basah yang Terancam Konversi Tambak

Berdasarkan kajian ilmiah CIFOR yang berjudul “Desentralisasi: Ancaman dan Harapan Bagi Masyarakat Adat, Studi Kasus Masyarakat Adat Cerekang di Kabupaten Lawu Timur, Provinsi Sulawesi Selatan”, menjelaskan bahwa 20 tahun yang lalu adanya lonjakan penurunan tanaman nipah yang sangat drastis dirasakan oleh para perajin atap nipah yang tinggal di sekitar sungai Cerekang. Setelah desentralisasi, para perajin atap nipah merasakan bahan baku semakin berkurang akibat dikonversinya hutan nipah untuk tambak. Para nelayan juga merasakan semakin sulit mencari ikan di sungai dan perairan laut sejak adanya konversi hutan nipah dan mangrove secara ekstensif.



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