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April 18, 2019
"Cross-boundary human impacts compromise the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem," a recent study penned by more than a dozen authors and published in the academic journal Science, warns of the detrimental impact of increased human activity and livestock populations along the borders of the Serengeti-...
April 15, 2019
Appeal to India, to its Supreme Court, States, Party Leaders, to the NHRC, NCST and to the UN organs to protect millions forest dwellers’ Human Rights and biocultural diversity from forced evictions
April 10, 2019
Congress has the tools to transition our society away from harmful, inequitable and polluting industrial agriculture to an equitable, healthy and truly sustainable food system that restores our climate and nourishes present and future generations.
March 21, 2019
As the World Bank's 20th Annual Land and Poverty Conference gets underway, we urge you to immediately put an end to the Bank's attack on land rights orchestrated though the Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) project.
February 21, 2019
One month after violent incidents in the SOCFIN plantations in Sierra Leone leading to brutal repression by security forces, the death of two people and 15 people arrested, Sierra Leonean and international civil society organisations urge the government of Sierra Leone and the company to...
January 23, 2019
Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working on land governance and human rights in Sierra Leone and internally are concerned over the excessive use of force by state security since Monday 21st, January, 2019 in Malen chiefdom, Pujehun district.
January 10, 2019
In July 2015, while speaking to the Assembly of First Nations, soon-to-be-Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged that if elected, he would usher in a new...
December 31, 2018
As Brazil prepares to inaugurate Jair Bolsonaro as president, we the undersigned organizations wish to voice our deep concern regarding positions held by the president-elect that represent a serious threat to democracy, human rights and the environment.  We also wish to reaffirm our support...
October 25, 2018
We are in receipt of your letter to the Oakland Institute dated September 26, 2018 regarding the Swedish Energy Agency (SEA) and its relationship with Green Resources. We are writing to publicly respond to several troubling comments that it contained.
September 19, 2018
As Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena prepares to address the United Nations General Assembly next week, a new report by...