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Panama’s indigenous groups take land fight to the international stage

1 August 2018

Indigenous communities occupying four territories in eastern Panama are taking their nearly five-year land-titling battle with the government to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C. Their move comes despite recent gains in the Panamanian process. Embera communities near…

Drone Management Workshop for Community Forest Monitoring in indigenous areas in Guna de Madugandi, Panama, on April 27, 2016. Photo courtesy of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization

Panama's tribes launch drones to fight deforestation

Author: Anastasia Moloney | @anastasiabogota  Date: June 2nd, 2016 Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation Indigenous people in Panama are using drones as a new weapon to monitor deforestation on their lands as thousands of hectares disappear every year in one of the world's most biodiverse rainforests,…

U.S., Australia, Canada indigenous land rights laws lag Africa, Latam: mapping study

By: Paola Totaro Date: August 9th 2016 Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation The seven lowest scoring nations across all 10 indicators were in the Middle East including Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Yemen LONDON, Aug 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wealthier countries including…



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Land rights in the time of COVID-19: An avenue for protection and security

30 September 2020

The  ability of the Embera villages in Panama to shut off the road into their community, and to exclude outsiders, is based in large measure on the government’s official recognition of their indigenous collective land rights.