Tropical Forest Community Mapping Initiative points the way to next generation of participatory mapping

Tropical Forest Community Mapping Initiative points the way to next generation of participatory mapping

Building on the MappingForRights initiative in the Congo Basin, the Rainforest Foundations (UK, US and Norway) recently undertook a global assessment into the feasibility of establishing a pan-tropical online interactive mapping facility of forest peoples’ lands. The consultation of more than 70 indigenous organisations and NGOs showed there is significant and urgent demand for the kind of tools developed under…

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Indigenous Mapping: Protecting Rights in a Changing World - EVENT

Indigenous Mapping: Protecting Rights in a Changing World – EVENT

The Rainforest Foundation is hosting an event in New York City tomorrow, (Wednesday, April 22nd) during the time of the 14th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (also in NYC). Indigenous Mapping – Protecting Rights in a Changing World will feature presentations from a number of Indigenous Peoples Organisation (IPO) representatives from South East Asia, South America…

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Tropical forest community mapping initiative to examine feasibility of global online platform - Join the Discussion!

Tropical forest community mapping initiative to examine feasibility of global online platform – Join the Discussion!

RFUK is delighted to launch an open consultation on the feasibility of establishing a global online interactive mapping database of forest peoples’ lands in tropical forests. Based on our experience in developing the MappingForRights platform in the Congo Basin, and with support from the Ford Foundation and in coordination our with our sister organisations, Rainforest Foundation US (RFUS) and Norway…

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