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The Fight for the Forest: Indigenous Peoples in Burma speak out on threats following the February military coup

Following the military coup in February 2021, Indigenous communities in Burma have faced nearly insurmountable threats to their lives, lands and forests. An escalation in armed conflict has displaced hundreds of thousands and put new pressures on the forests, as generals attempt to consolidate their control. In a 30 October event organised in the lead up to COP26, brave Indigenous leaders from across Burma speak out about the challenges they face and the ways in which the international community can support the struggles of Indigenous Peoples to protect the forests. 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 ▸

Snowchange wins the St. Andrews Prize 2021

Snowchange Cooperative (ICCA Consortium Member) has won the St Andrews Prize for the Environment for its’ Rewilding program. St Andrews is a prestigious global environmental accolade with a cash prize of 100,000 USD. Read more ▸

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