Farming and Fishing

Indigenous Peoples across the globe face a range of threats from what they frequently describe as 'development aggression'. As they struggle to defend their land, much of it is in 'unspoilt' areas that are rich in natural resources, and so conflicts often arise with companies who want to exploit those resources - mostly without the consent of the Indigenous Peoples.

The main problems that Indigenous Peoples face are from interesting in oil, gas or mining that despoil their land, in the construction of large-scale dams that flood their land, in widespread logging that deforest their land. The creation of nature reserves or areas for tourism can see them ejected from or restricted in access to their own land. Finally agriculture, particularly intensive plantation agriculture or fish farming can cause similar problems to those listed above.

All of these activities can lead to conflict which leads to militarisation of their land, and in loss of livelihood or encroachment of settlements which can lead urbanisation. All of these activities can also be encouraged by multilateral development agencies such as the World Bank.

Cambodia - Major breakthrough in mediation between Hoang Anh Gia Lai company and fourteen indigenous villages

Land Rights: An Essential Global Indicator for the Post-2015 SDGs

Indigenous people fighting for their culture in Cambodia

India - Odisha villagers retake land acquired for Posco plant

Solidarity statement with Cambodian human rights defender Mr Ny Chakrya

Indonesia: Palm oil giant Wilmar resorts to dirty tricks

Indonesia: Palm oil regulator asked to investigate illegal land grabs by Wilmar Group supplier

Peru - Tia Maria Copper Project: At the Negotiation Table Again

India - Communities Sue World Bank Group in US for Destructive Coal-Fired Power Plant

Cambodia: Indigenous rights ‚Äėdenied‚Äô

World Bank whitewashes Ethiopia human rights scandal

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Peru: One Peruvian Woman Is Standing Up To A Gold-Mining Goliath

Honduran organizations demand support for farming, not mining

Indonesia: Pulpwood company may be denying Sumatran community rights to their land

India - World Bank Panel Exposes Continued Violations at Tata Mundra UMPP

Peru: Police invade M√°xima Acu√Īa Chaupe's home

Ethiopia: human rights groups criticise UK-funded development programme

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Peruvian Farmworker Defeats US Multinational Mining Company

Tanzania: Group raises alarm over state harrassment of land activists

Assault on the Commons: Deforestation and the Denial of Rights in Indonesia

Peru - Shipibo community sues Peruvian government for failure to title traditional lands

Mozambique's Mining Boom Damns the Poorest

Thailand: Karens seek to make a living in forest zones

The reindeer herders battling an iron ore mine in Sweden

World Bank Turns Its Back on Rights Protections for the Poor

Eastern Shan State villagers call for an immediate end to destructive gold mining operations

Rubber Company Suspends Projects as World Bank Investigates

Indigenous populations disproportionately hit in environmental conflicts

Melanesian land issues: The Lelepa Declaration 2014

Australia: Courts says leases do not end native title

EPA Acts to Protect World's Largest Wild Salmon Fishery from Pebble Mine

Brazil land disputes spread as Indians take on wildcat miners

World Bank Group implicated in illegal seizures of indigenous land in Cambodia and Laos

U.S. Tightens Development Safeguards

EPA stands by claim that Pebble mine would harm Bristol Bay wildlife, economy

UN expert body urges action to prevent violation of indigenous rights due to business activities

Arctic interests clash over mining

31 percent of timber, mining, agriculture concessions in 12 nations overlap with local land rights

Press Statement: Asia Indigenous Peoples’ raise alarm on the worsening landgrabs and violation of their rights

POSCO’s fading Indian dream

Mining, plantation firms reported for rights abuses

BP settles criminal charges for $4 billion in spill; supervisors indicted on manslaughter

Burma: Police Storm Mine Protest

A Native Perspective of Gold Mining in Guatemala

EU ambassador urges Government, human rights should get more attention

Ecuadorian communities welcome IAMGOLD’s retreat and warn INV Metals that there’s no social license for Quimsacocha

Brazil biofuel: Shell axes 'illegal' sugar cane plan

Green economy is a diversion from the principles of the Earth Summit of 1992

Indigenous Tribes Call for Land Law At 4th Congress

Ethiopia‚Äôs ‚Äėbulldozer‚Äô government arrests 100 tribal people over dam

Indonesia: Holding up the sky

Statement of Concern REDD+ in Central Kaliminatan, Indonesia

IFAD to establish forum to examine plight of indigenous peoples’ in rural areas

Over 300 land protestors charged this year

Trial will address whether exploration of Pebble was legal

Indigenous Peoples to Fight Against Hunger

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Agrees to Hear Case of Indigenous Peoples in Raposa Serra do Sol, Brazil

International Conference on IP Rights, Alternatives and Solutions to the Climate Crisis

Ecuador's Oil-Waste Victims Share Solidarity

No entry: Trans-Amazonian highway blockaded in Brazil to protest against Belo Monte dam

Borneo Natives Win Suit Against Malaysian Oil Palm Company

Getting wild where the rivers run

UN report paints grim picture of conditions of world’s indigenous peoples

U.S. Will Settle Indian Lawsuit for $3.4 Billion

Declaration on Agrobiodiversity Conservation and Food Sovereignty

The Anchorage Declaration

United Nations criticises Indonesia’s response to Forests and Climate Change:

Why They Kill the Aw√°

Global Witness stress the rising murder of indigenous environmental defenders

USA: Escalation of Mine-related Conflict on Disputed Navajo-Hopi Land

Swedish government gives indigenous peoples land to mining company

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