New reports identify how to support environmental and human rights defenders and climate activists who face threats while striving for a healthy planet for all

Over time, environmental human rights defenders and climate activists – including Indigenous Peoples and local communities – have shared their challenges with organisations that offer support and protection against threats. New reports analyse the gaps in communication between defenders, donors and supporting organisations and present recommendations on how best to address them. Read more ▸

Alert: Indigenous and human rights defenders in Tanzania stand strong against threat of evictions in Ngorongoro

The Maasai community of Ngorongoro are living in fear of dispossession from their ancestral lands and territories, loss of livelihood and security of their defenders. A group of human rights defenders, including some ICCA Consortium Members, issued a statement to condemn any possible evictions and other violations of human rights in Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Read more ▸

Alert: Massaha community in Gabon calls for the protection of their sacred forest against the immediate threat of logging

The community has been protecting and nurturing their sacred forest for generations but it is now at risk of destruction, despite the Gabonese government’s commitment to the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People. The ICCA Consortium stands in solidarity with the community of Massaha as they call on their government to halt the logging and legally recognize it under existing legislation. Read more ▸

The Bagungu People: Custodians of life in Uganda

As part of the African Earth Jurisprudence Collective’s ‘Decolonising stories’ animation series, Earth Jurisprudence Practitioner Dennis Tabaro describes how the Indigenous Bagungu People in Buliisa, Uganda, are restoring their sacred natural sites, respect for elders and clan governance systems in the shadow of oil extraction. Read more ▸