Rainforest Foundation UK’s community mapping project wins prestigious UN award

“What we’ve been seeing in the past has been that the rainforests of Central Africa, and other regions around the world actually, have been treated as wildernesses which are free from human occupation, and to be preserved in some kind of natural state primarily for their wildlife.”

IUCN approves several motions that support indigenous peoples rights, including “no-go” zones for industrial development

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has approved a motion urging governments to prohibit industrial activities like mining, dam building, oil and gas extraction, logging, and road building from national parks and indigenous peoples’ and community conserved territories and areas (ICCAs).