Tuesday, April 30, 2013


PUBLICATION: The Impact of Extractive Industries on the Collective Land and Forest Rights of People and Communities

The Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) has released a new report, prepared by Margarita Flórez of Asociación Ambiente y Sociedad, analyzes the impacts of the extractive industries on the collective land and forest rights of people and communities in Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, and Panama. It focuses on mining activities because of their increased intensity, number, and range in the last two decades, particularly in land owned by indigenous and Afro-descendant communities. Some key findings include:

The full report (is Spanish) is available here (pdf).

You can also read a summary of the report in English or in Spanish.

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