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Forest Tenure

Forests and woodlands provide livelihoods for many communities who rely on timber, firewood, building materials, non-wood forest products, fodder, food, medical plants, and water. According to FAO, more than 1.5 million people depend on forests and their products and services which are mostly used informally. Despite the importance of forest tenure reform, it has not received enough attention. Forest tenure and property rights determine who owns and manages forest resources.

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FAO Vacancy Announcement: Land Tenure Officer for Asia and the Pacific region

28 February 2024

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is seeking qualified candidates for the below position: Vacancy Announcement 2400483 - Land Tenure Officer, P-3, Bangkok

NEWS: Land Portal celebrates 80 country profiles

13 November 2023

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When the ‘strangers’ came – Chinese rubber giant ‘destroys’ rainforests, indigenous lives in Cameroon

11 July 2023

In southern Cameroon, about 150km from the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, a bitter story from the colonial era is playing out. Rubber companies are once again destroying rainforests and communities.

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Mapping activities with community members in La Teofila la Arenosa

Understanding the link between Climate & LAND-at-scale country projects - Climate Change and Land Governance in the Indigenous Reserve Teofina La Arenosa, in Solano, Caquetá, Colombia

19 February 2024

As part of a scoping study titled Land Governance for Climate Resilience: A review and case studies from LAND-at-scale projects headed by Richard Sliuzas, Emeritus Professor, University of Twente, Tropenbos Colombia dove into the links between climate and land governance in their project.

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Indigenous Land Rights and the Biodiversity COP15: Six Months On

25 May 2023

After two weeks of tense talks, the recent UN Biodiversity Conference COP15 ended with a landmark agreement to guide global action on nature through to 2030. The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), includes concrete measures to halt and reverse nature loss, including putting 30%…