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DEMOLITION. City government workers in Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte, take down the shanty of 42-year-old Subanen Dioscora Rubia on July 13, 2015, defying orders from the indigenous peoples' agency. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler

Dipolog city gov’t defies NCIP, demolishes Subanens’ houses

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE, Philippines – Workers from the city government of Dipolog came to Barangay Sta Isabel mid-morning Monday, July 13, and started destroying...

Celebrating 10 Years of Implementation of the UNDRIP and 25 Years of AIPP on...

9th August 2017 This year, the 13th of September 2017 will mark the 10th Anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the...

7th Session of the UN Expert Mechanism on Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 7-11 July...

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War And The Lightness of Being Adivasi: Security Camps And Villages In Bijapur, Chhattisgarh

Between December 26th and 31st 2014, a PUDR fact-finding team visited 9 villages of Bijapur district, Chhattisgarh to ascertain reports of arrests, intimidation and...
Berau in East Kalimantan is piloting green development initiatives and is the subject of a new study from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) . The area is home to one of the world’s largest orangutan populations, as well as gibbons, leaf and proboscis monkeys, sun bears and over 80 threatened tree species. Photo of proboscis monkey courtesy of wikipedia.

Shades of green: Balancing Indonesia’s conservation and development

It’s the familiar story of Indonesian environmental issues: the battle between economic development reliant on natural resource extraction and fears about sustainable use of...

A Training Manual on “Advocacy, Lobbying and Negotiation Skills for Indigenous Peoples in Climate...

While indigenous peoples’ low carbon lifestyles contribute little to climate change, it is on our ancestral lands that impacts of global climate change are...

Within sight | Account of an indigenous rights advocate

DAVAO CITY — The recognition rites is a very important event for every parent, teacher, and student. It is like a license for one...

Climate Initiatives Must Not Include Large Hydropower Projects – NGOs

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA), International Rivers, South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP) 3 December 2015...
Pristine forests near Manokwari in West Papua, the last frontier of intact ancient forest in Indonesia. Image: Greenpeace

Palm oil giants to investigate company found razing Papuan rainforest

Agribusiness giants Cargill and Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) are pledging to investigate a palm oil supplier after an Indonesian environmental group presented evidence of rainforest...
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