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Wapichan Environmental Monitoring Report

South Rupununi District Council,

This report presents an overview of the South Rupununi District Council (SRDC) Monitoring Programme and provides a case study of one particular site that the Monitoring Programme has been targeting – Marudi Mountain. The report begins with background information regarding the Monitoring Programme and how it operates. It continues by providing a summary of the…

Wapichan set up Ground-breaking System to Defend Human Rights and Monitor Ancestral Lands

South Rupununi District Council (SRDC),

Amidst increasing concerns about threats to their forests, wetlands and way of life, the Wapichan People of Guyana (South America) have set up their own ground-breaking system to defend their human rights and monitor their ancestral lands against harmful development. Community information has been collected using a grassroots land use monitoring arrangement that involves community…

Models for Recognizing Indigenous Land Rights in Latin America

Roque Roldán Ortega,

This paper is a useful source of basic information on the current situation of indigenous land rights in selected Latin American countries. It provides a historical framework, reviews indigenous land tenure regimes and discusses common problems. Finally, it examines indigenous land tenure in four case study countries: Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama and Peru. Abstract: The…

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