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Cox’s Bazar has lost 2,500 hectares of forest land due to the Rohingya influx which began in 2017
17 January 2023
Bangladesh

A move last year by the Bangladesh government to erase protections for a swath of reserved forest and award it to the country’s soccer federation for a training facility garnered outrage — but is only one example of how protected forests across the country continue to be degraded.

17 January 2023
Nepal
Global

In this episode of the LandUP! podcast, we wanted to better understand a largely unexplored subject matter: the land rights of persons with disabilities. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities defines Persons with Disabilities as including those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.

A coal mine in Tenggarong, East Kalimantan
16 January 2023
Indonesia

 

Experts call for stronger land use planning as extent of Indonesian forest lost  to coal mining is revealed

Members of the Orang Asli Seletar tribe with their lawyers at the Court of Appeal this morning.
12 January 2023
Malaysia

An Orang Asli Seletar tribe in Johor, whose ancestral land was taken and sold to developers, will be relocated on new land to be gazetted for their settlement.

11 January 2023
Botswana

In December, Botswana’s Court of Appeal denied a Bushmen family the right to bury their elder, Pitseng Gaoberekwe, on his ancestral land in the Kalahari Desert, from which the community has been evicted to make way for the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR). Gaoberekwe died in December 2021 but remains unburied after the Botswana government denied the family access to the diamond-rich land.

A motorist navigates his way through a crack on a road in Joshimath, India
7 January 2023
India

Authorities in an Indian Himalayan town have stopped construction activities and started moving hundreds of people to temporary shelters after a temple collapsed and cracks appeared in over 600 houses because of sinking of land, officials said Saturday.

Dawn
6 January 2023
Pakistan

The Punjab government is starting a new land record system, but the revenue record of 460 mouzas (villages) in the district of Rawalpindi is still incomplete.

Indonesia island auction
3 January 2023
Indonesia

Shares of a private company with the rights to develop tourism facilities within a marine reserve in Indonesia have reappeared for auction later this month despite the government’s plan to annul an agreement with the firm.

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