Forests

The Forest as Community Supermarket for Karen Indigenous Peoples in Thailand

In Ban Mae Jok, neither electricity nor internet/Wi-Fi are available, but 1,600 hectares of natural forest provide a much larger choice of consumable items than a giant supermarket. Even without electricity and mobile phone access, as well as the current local lock-down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the villagers of more than 50 households are …

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Community Based Forest Management: Local Solutions to Global Challenges

The video on “Community Based Forest Management: Local Solutions to Global Challenges” expounds on the important role of community based forest management in indigenous peoples’ livelihood and food security; spiritual and cultural values; and climate change mitigation. The video focuses on the land use system of Lua (La-weu) indigenous peoples including sustainable practice of shifting …

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Kandaw Kulen Pig: Restoring Indigenous Resources in Cambodia

Kandaw Kulen Pigs represent a key resource for the indigenous communities living in Svay Leu District, Cambodia. However, deforestation has become a great issue for this kind of breeding. Oxfam Italia has been working in the district to support the local economy by providing microcredit and training programs. This is a small doc commissioned by …

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[UN-REDD] Guidelines on Free, Prior and Informed Consent

“Indigenous peoples” and “forest-dependent communities” are essential to the success of REDD+ given that the majority of the world’s remaining forests in developing countries are located where they live, often within their ancestral and custom­ary lands, and where in most cases they have for centuries played a historical and cultur­al role in the sustainable management …

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Our Forest Our Life [ English ]

https://vimeo.com/54351554 This community friendly animation video explains the basic concept of climate change and its disproportionate impacts to Indigenous Peoples (IP). It elaborates on the international agreement to mitigate the impacts of climate change, particularly REDD+ ( Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) and the key concerns of indigenous peoples. The video also …

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MALAYSIA: Logging and Deforestation in Borneo, Interview with Iban Chief

Deep in the heart of Borneo, near Kapit, Sarawak, I interview an Iban Chief about logging on his Tribal Land. Iban activist Peter John Jaban acts as translator of the Iban Language. The Iban still live off the Jungle; hunting, fishing and growing crops. They live together in longhouses and were originally known for the …

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[FAO-Voluntary Guidelines] Responsible Governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests in the context of national food security

The purpose of these Voluntary Guidelines is to serve as a reference and to provide guidance to improve the governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests with the overarching goal of achieving food security for all and to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food …

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