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New map of overlapping land claims in the Pacific Basin of Latin America

April 02, 2014

Although Indigenous Peoples and local communities have legal ownership of over 33 percent of Latin America’s forests, overlapping claims to their lands continue. In an effort to clarify where such overlap exists,... Read More

New RRI research reveals sharp decline in pace of recognition of forest land and resource rights

March 26, 2014

The Rights and Resources Initiative is pleased to announce the release of its latest report, What Future For Reform? Progress and slowdown in forest tenure reform since 2002.   The report -- the third in a series of analyses tracking the transition in statutory forest tenure since 2002 --... Read More

Press Release: New Research Warns of Unprecedented “Carbon Grab”; Potentially Worse than Ongoing “Land Grab”—As UN, World Bank prepare for Carbon Trading under REDD+

March 19, 2014

Report and Conference Ask: Will Carbon Rights Trading Become the Next Natural Resource Investment that Separates Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities from their Forests? WASHINGTON (19 March 2014)—New research finds very few legal protections and safeguards for Indigenous... Read More

New RRI Research Warns of Exacerbated "Land Grab" Through Carbon Trade

March 19, 2014

The Rights and Resources Initiative is pleased to announce the release of its latest research on the challenges of establishing carbon rights and its implications on Indigenous Peoples and local communities.   The brief, Status of Forest Carbon Rights and Implications for Communities, the... Read More

Alianza Mesoamericana de Pueblos y Bosques (Spanish): Expositores Precongreso Áreas Protegidas por Pueblos Indígenas: “Bosques por Siempre”

March 13, 2014

As seen on Alianza Mesoamericana de Pueblos y Bosques La apertura del Precongreso Mesoamericano de áreas Protegidas, contará con la participación del experto mundial, Andy White, Coordinador de RRI, quien impartirá la charla magistral... Read More

Vicky Tauli-Corpuz, the Executive Director of Tebtebba, and member of the RRI Board, has been nominated to become the next United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

March 07, 2014

RRI is delighted to share news that Vicky Tauli-Corpuz, the Executive Director of Tebtebba, and member of the RRI Board, has been nominated to become the next United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The nomination was made at the UN Human Rights... Read More

Petition to Liberian President Sirleaf: Stand by your promise to Liberian women

March 03, 2014

Photo: Dan Klotz During a Reuters interview in Washington DC last year, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made a promise to Liberian women, stating that “Women will have the full right to own their land like anyone... Read More

Quarterly Update 2013.4

February 18, 2014

2013 saw a lot of serious progress in forest tenure reform: legal judgments that upheld the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities; successful local movements that brought the land crisis to the top of political agendas; and unprecedented commitments to land rights by leading... Read More

Fifteenth RRI Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change

February 14, 2014

On March 19, 2014, RRI will host its 15th Dialogue on Forest, Governance and Climate Change, taking stock of two far-reaching developments in global efforts to reduce forest-based emissions: The agreement reached on REDD+ at COP19 in Warsaw, and  International efforts to promote the... Read More

Press Release: New Study: Indigenous Peoples, Local Communities Face Slowdown in Recognition of Rights to Land and Resources despite More Verbal Commitments by Governments, Corporations

February 05, 2014

More than three out of every five hectares of forestland still claimed by governments of low and middle income countries; progress on the ground remains elusive  LONDON (5 February, 2014)—A recent spate of high-profile pronouncements and court rulings that support the... Read More