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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 ▸

Alert: Ekuri community confronts illegal logging in their customary forest in Nigeria

The New and Old Ekuri community of the Cross River state in Nigeria are resisting the illegal logging of their forest to pave way for a proposed highway. The ICCA Consortium stands with the Ekuri community and calls for the immediate end of the illegal logging and violation of the community’s rights, including free, prior and informed consent, and continuous undermining of their longstanding efforts to conserve their forest. Read more ▸

Update: Tentative legal advances in the Tumandoks’ pursuit of justice in the Philippines

Legal actions have secured the release of six Indigenous Tumandok who were arbitrarily arrested along with ten others in a horrific raid on 30 December 2020 that killed nine fellow Tumandok. The ICCA Consortium continues to stand in solidarity with the Tumandok and Defend Panay Network and further expresses concern with how the Philippines’ state legal system is weaponized to perpetuate injustices against Indigenous Peoples. Read more ▸

Alert: Indigenous Tumandok demand a halt to violence against them and their ancestral domain in the Philippines

The Indigenous Tumandok people have a rich culture that is rooted in their ancestral domain along and within the Jalaur and Pan-ay Rivers in Central Panay, Philippines. They have faced several threats to their lives and territory, particularly surrounding the proposed construction of the Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project, a USD 200 million project financed by the Export-Import Bank (Eximbank) of the Republic of Korea. Read more ▸

Statement: We Repudiate and Condemn the Murder of Elder Aj ilonel Domingo Choc Ché

Ajq’ij Domingo Choc Che was a husband and father, a community member who worked to help others, and an expert in the knowledge of herbs and medicinal plants and their ancestral uses. In the strongest terms possible, the ICCA Consortium joins Mayan and Guatemalan organisations in condemning Tat Domingo’s assassination and demanding swift action for justice, healing and peace.  Read more ▸

Alert: Oil Company GeoPark Puts Indigenous Wampis at Risk of COVID-19 Contagion and Threatens Territorial Integrity

The Gobierno Territorial Autonomo de la Nación Wampis (GTANW) has taken legal action against the oil company GeoPark Peru SAC for threatening the Wampis Nation and their territory of life in the northern Peruvian Amazon. The ICCA Consortium fully supports the GTANW’s demands to the Peruvian government and GeoPark to halt all activities related to oil exploitation and leave Wampis territory immediately and permanently. Read more ▸