Papua environment

The Environment – Resource Boom or Grand Theft?

The Environment – Resource Boom or Grand Theft?

Written by on July 4, 2012 in Papua environment with 0 Comments

The Environment -Resource Boom or Grand Theft? http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~cline/papua/deforestation.htm Deforestation “Indigenous peoples have the right to own, develop, control and use the lands and territories, including the total environment of the lands, air, waters, coastal seas, flora and fauna and other resources which they have traditionally owned otherwise occupied or used. This includes the right to […]

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MIFEE project violates human rights

MIFEE project violates human rights

Written by on July 2, 2012 in Papua environment with 0 Comments

MIFEE project violates human rights http://westpapuamedia.info/tag/the-indonesian-forum-for-environment/ One year after the MIFEE (Merauke Integrated Food and Energy Estate) Project was launched by the central government, the situation of the people in Merauke  has become a matter of grave concern.  The indigenous Malind  people and the inhabitants in Merauke in general have been threatened and marginalised as […]

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Environmental NGO Claims Papuan Landowners Exploited

Written by on July 2, 2012 in Papua environment with 0 Comments

Environmental NGO Claims Papuan Landowners Exploited Environmental NGO Claims Papuan Landowners Exploited Radio New Zealand May 18, 2012 Environmental NGO Claims Papuan Landowners Exploited An international environmental group says a Hong Kong owned oil palm developer paid traditional landowners in Indonesia‚Äôs Papua region as little as 65 cents a hectare for their forestland. The London based, […]

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Beleaguered West Papuans left to count the cost of Indonesia’s palm oil boom

Beleaguered West Papuans left to count the cost of Indonesia’s palm oil boom

Written by on July 2, 2012 in Papua environment with 0 Comments

Beleaguered West Papuans left to count the cost of Indonesia’s palm oil boom http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2012/may/17/beleaguered-west-papuans-palm-oil-boom Beleaguered West Papuans left to count the cost of Indonesia’s palm oil boom Indigenous Papuans are reeling from the cut-price sale of the land and forests that are their lifeblood West Papua’s indigenous people hurt by Indonesia’s resource extraction Link to […]

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Indigenous rights rising in tropical forests, but big gaps remain

Indigenous rights rising in tropical forests, but big gaps remain

Written by on July 2, 2012 in Papua environment with 0 Comments

Indigenous rights rising in tropical forests, but big gaps remain http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0531-hance-indigenous-land-rights.html Jeremy Hancemongabay.com May 31, 2012 In the last twenty years, rights for indigenous forest dwellers have expanded significantly, according to a new report by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI). Covering nearly thirty tropical forest countries, the report finds that indigenous people now hold […]

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