News Round-up: February 16 – March 1, 2015

News Round-up: February 16 – March 1, 2015

Mapping local communities’ efforts to protect forests in Indonesia – February 4, 2015 Local and indigenous communities play an important role managing and protecting forests. http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0204-community-forest-map.html http://news.mongabay.com/community-forests/   World Bank’s forest carbon program falls short on indigenous peoples’ rights, argues report -February 5, 2015 Countries poised to receive World Bank funds for achieving reductions in deforestation have insufficient safeguards for…

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Congo Basin NGOs call for urgent action on palm oil expansion

Congo Basin NGOs call for urgent action on palm oil expansion

Environmental and human rights organisations from across the Congo Basin have called for urgent action to prevent forest destruction and violations of rights due to the expansion of industrial palm oil plantations in the region. A meeting in Douala in December, hosted by the Environmental Investigation Agency, heard how more than 70 groups are mobilising to fight this new threat…

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