A photographer’s journey shows the consequences of the Thai government’s forest conservation policy on marginalized people.
Bunong people’s sacred forest becomes a rubber plantation in another land concession for the government.
In Thailand, however, communities are being evicted from national parks under a law aimed at conserving forests.
Community and conservation groups in Myanmar say the planned highway linking a port project to Thailand will uproot indigenous people from their homes and farms.
President Duterte called the island a “cesspool”. (Closed Islands in Southeast Asia under threat from tourism – Part 1)
They are now seeking indigenous collective land status to protect themselves from being displaced by future development.
Key member of Cambodia’s Ntional Assembly calls for a united effort to safeguard the rights and interests of indigenous peoples.
The Indigenous People Network and civil society organisations yesterday asked the government to speed up registration of indigenous collective lands.