FILTER CHOSEN: 6. Locally-managed ecosystems.

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With indigenous peoples’ close relationship with the environment, they are considered to be the stewards of our forests. While this is widely acknowledged, their capacity for environment protection is also questioned by some. The Philippines implements laws on the recognition of IP rights and environment protection both complying with theRead More

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Asia alone constitutes 55% of the global poverty. Of which, 76% are living in rural areas (IFAD, 2016). For the rural communities, land is not just an economic commodity but a necessary instrument of equity for the poor. Without land tenure security, communities may be easily displaced and forcibly evicted,Read More

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Eager to pursue security to their ancestral lands, the Kalatungan Indigenous Peoples (IP) leaders inked a joint resolution endorsing Xavier Science Foundation – Institute of Land Governance (XSF-ILG) as their partner to assist them in crafting their Ancestral Domain Sustainable Development and Protection Plan (ADSDPP).  This decision was made duringRead More

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The Asia Land Forum was held on 5 September 2016 in Ortigas Center, Quezon City, Philippines. Divided into two parts, the Forum engaged the Philippine Government on the proposed legislative land agenda of the CSO members of the International Land Coalition (ILC), and provided space for knowledge exchanges on achievingRead More

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