#indigenous News

defend press freedom
Current analyses of press freedom in Southeast Asia do not sufficiently capture the unique challenges faced by media professionals reporting on the ground, according to a report by New Naratif. A more detailed picture could help overcome media freedom abuses.
sheep in india
Decreasing availability of pasture and low prices for their woollen products are forcing members of the indigenous Bhotia group into new work and migration.
Solar power plant in Munich
After a snub by indigenous groups, amid fears that solar geoengineering might produce unexpected consequences, researchers of a high-profile Harvard study are now turning to diplomacy to push their project forward.
Deforestation of peatland
President Joko Widodo’s administration announced last week that it was cancelling millions of hectares worth of logging, plantation and mining concessions.
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#indigenous Opinion

siargao devastation typhoon rai
As the dust settles following Glasgow’s climate summit, the Philippines needs to take some immediate steps this year so it can hit ambitious decarbonisation goals.
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Food & Agriculture

Nature can't wait

Humanity is enmeshed in nature. Because we are capable of destroying it, we are responsible for protecting it.
borneo project field technicians
Indigenous communities in Sarawak have been monitoring their forests for the past year, gathering data to counter a logging company's assumptions about the value of their traditional lands.
indigenous people, Malaysian Borneo, displacement
International biodiversity protection frameworks need to prioritise the establishment of areas safeguarded by indigenous communities who deliver the same conservation outcomes as big nature groups, but for a fraction of the cost.
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#indigenous Videos

Apai, customary chief, Dayak Iban tribe
Around the world, indigenous people have historically suffered from abuse and rights violations, despite being critical to forest conservation. This tribe in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, just won rights over its land after a 40-year struggle. Are governments waking up to the reality that indigenous groups could lead the battle against climate change?
The family is the most important thing to Dayak council chief Florianus Tihai
Sponsored The indigenous Dayak people of Kalimantan, Indonesia are working with an agribusiness giant to retain their time-honoured customs and practices while expanding the local economy.
child receives a drink of water in Sudan
Worldwide, 100 million families are stuck in a cycle of poverty and disease because of the lack of access to clean water. What would it take to slake humanity's thirst for water in a sustainable way?
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Policy & Finance

Green: at what price?

When does a green economy come at too high a price? Land acquisitions for growth and development can compromise the livelihoods of some of the world’s most vulnerable people, as this film explores.
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#indigenous Podcasts

Palm oil farmers working with Natural Habitats
Some environmentalists would argue that there's no such thing as sustainably grown palm oil, because of the crops links to deforestation and human rights abuses. Eco-Business spoke to Monique van Wijnbergen about how palm can be done right.
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