Guardians of the Forest San Francisco Projection Project

Guardians of the Forest take on San Francsico

USA

Duration: 2:35


Available in 2 languages


Released: October 2018

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“As Indigenous Peoples and members of local communities from the Amazon, Mesoamerica, Indonesia and Brazil, we are the ancestral protectors of the largest tropical forests in the world. Last September, we have been joining government and civil society leaders at the Global Summit of Climate Action in San Francisco. Our goal: to call on all of us to protect our shared future by protecting indigenous and community land rights. This fight will be more effective if our rights are protected and strengthened, and if our proposals are included in the policies and projects created to protect forests and to fight against climate change.”

Recognition to Land, Territories and Resources

Communities need ownership over their ancestral land in order to protect forests. With no formal land title traditional communities often face serious conflict when trying to evict illegal loggers, poachers and land grabbers. Who will believe their claims without precise maps and legal title deeds?

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