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Forest Peoples Programme supports the rights of peoples who live in forests and depend on them for their livelihoods. We work to create political space for forest peoples to secure rights, control their lands and decide their own futures.


  • Get the rights and interests of forest peoples recognised in laws, policies and programmes
  • Support forest peoples to build their own capacities to claim and exercise their human rights
  • Counter top-down policies and projects that threaten the rights of forest peoples
  • Promote community-based sustainable forest management
  • Ensure equity, counter discrimination and promote gender justice
  • Inform NGO actions on forests in line with forest peoples’ visions
  • Link up indigenous and forest peoples’ movements at the regional and international levels

Forest Peoples Programme Resources

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Enjeux, défis et perspectives analysés à partir du cadre juridique national, des pratiques et de la perception des acteurs

Reports & Research
May, 2022

Depuis les années 1980, les efforts de conservation dans les pays en développement ont tenté de concilier les objectifs de la biologie de conservation et le développement social. Les approches sont multiples. Cependant la conservation intégrée construite autour des aires protégées reste le modèle le plus soutenu par les politiques et les stratégies des pays (Busquet, 2006 ; Clarke, 2019).

Library Resource
Reports & Research
June, 2021
Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Australia

This guide is intended to supplement other resources that provide broader overviews of human rights due diligence. It will be particularly helpful for downstream businesses or investors as they navigate how to identify, address, and track the impacts of their value chains on indigenous peoples. The guide will also be useful for policymakers as they design due diligence legislation.

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Rolling back social and environmental safeguards in the name of COVID-19

A Webinar Report

Reports & Research
March, 2021
Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Indonesia, Global

The webinar Rolling back social and environmental safeguards in the name of COVID-19, organized by Forest Peoples Programme, the Tenure FacilityMiddlesex University, the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and the Land Portal Foundation, took place on Thursday, February 18, 2021.

Global leaders increasingly recognize that land rights for indigenous and local communities are a prerequisite for achieving national and international goals for forest governance, food security, climate mitigation, economic development and human rights.

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Perú: Retrocesos en tiempos de COVID-19

Evaluación de los cambios en las salvaguardias sociales y ambientales en Perú durante la pandemia COVID-19 y las consecuencias para los pueblos indígenas y sus territorios

Reports & Research
February, 2021

Los impactos económicos del COVID-19 han generado que el Estado peruano agudice aún más en la priorización de las actividades extractivas por sobre la atención y cumplimiento de los derechos de los pueblos indígenas. En ese sentido, el presente informe describe, a través de las medidas establecidas por el Estado, las políticas que se han impulsado en territorios indígenas, bajo el argumento de la reactivación económica, sin contemplar los efectos que éstas pueden tener a mediano o largo plazo sobre la vida, la salud y el cumplimiento de los derechos de los pueblos.

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Rollback in the time of COVID-19 - Indonesia country report

Non-Transparent Policy Changes, Continued Neglect and Criminalisation of Indigenous Peoples during the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia

Reports & Research
February, 2021

This paper highlights the ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected and disenfranchised indigenous peoples and forest communities in Indonesia. The lack of adequate protection of the rights of indigenous peoples and their territories before the pandemic has been made worse by a lack of protection during the pandemic. The challenges faced by forest communities during the pandemic show that access to land and natural resources is crucial for the survival of communities whose livelihoods depend on the forest.

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