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    Girl besides flowers, Environmental tax to maintain forests in Costa Rica - If Not Us Then Who?

    A Sustainable Solution

    Imagine communities and land-owners being paid by the government to protect their forests & natural resources? Costa Rica is the only tropical country in the world that has reversed the process of deforestation through a unique fuel tax law that impresses the importance of protecting the environment & helping develop communities.

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    Week of Harvesting: inspiring the old, valuing the young

    Terra do Meio in it’s fifth year brings together indigenous and local communities. The network of cantinas is able to supply traditional produce from the Amazon in a way that supports local communities and protects the forest. The Xipaya, Curuáya, Xikrin, Yudjá and Arara peoples joined by the banks of the Rio Xingu Extractive Reserves, Rio Iriri and Riozinho do Anfrísio, in Pará, for the celebration of traditional knowledge, harvesting, the economy of social and environmental diversity, transparency and importantly, autonomy.

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    The women behind Baniwa Jiquitaia Pepper

    The Baniwa women of the Upper Negro River (AM) lead the production of their traditional pepper, the Baniwa Jiquitaia Pepper. Their strength was demonstrated in the inauguration of the Canadá Community House of Pepper, on the Ayari River, in May 2018. From the farming of the peppers to the labeling, filling and management of the Houses of Pepper, the work of the women underpins the production of the jiquitaia, which is growing in both domestic and international markets and helps the communities resist the threats and pressures on their land.

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Playlist - Demand #4: Funding

Global indigenous leaders are calling for 5 demands, in this series of playlists we explore each demand in turn.

Demand #4: Funding

Investment and direct access to finance for communities is vital to ensure good education, healthcare and rural development. If communities are to look after our forests then we should compensate them.

Investing in indigenous peoples not only conserves forests, it encourages sustainable development.