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Films from Central America

Watch short films from Central America and see how indigenous groups from across the region are protecting their forests.

"It will be passed on to our children"

In 2013 the Honduran government granted almost 7% of its territory to the indigenous Miskito people who have lived traditionally on thi....

Being Emberá

Reclaiming and strengthening indigenous culture is vital to maintaining ancestral connections to nature. This must be passed onto futur...l.

Levi Sucre, Environmental tax to maintain forests in Costa Rica - If Not Us Then Who?
"We are not superior to water or the tree or the forest"

Costa Rica experienced one of the highest rates of deforestation worldwide during the 1970s and 1980s. Deforestation was principally dr...l.

Eviction

After a seven year battle, a landmark Demarcation law was passed in 2003 for the Awas-Tingi territory in Nicaragua. The ruling demonstr...t.

Pana Pana

On the 12th September 2013 the Honduran government granted almost 7% of its territory to the indigenous Miskito people who have lived t...d.

Guna communities protect the coral reefs

Guna communities have long been recognised for protecting the forests and the marine biodiversity along their coastline.Today they face...Sh

Sustainable Solution

Imagine communities and land-owners being paid by the government to protect their forests & natural resources? Costa Rica is the only t...s.

Miskito communities protect the red macaws

In Honduras there is a group of people known as the Miskitos. They are an indigenous group who have had many struggles: land invaders, ...).

Charlie Taylor, A Death in the Forest

See the full film : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnZ-oBAvlXA

Protecting Panamá

Guna communities have long been recognised for protecting the forests along their coastline; despite significant threats from farming a...s.

Girl besides flowers, Environmental tax to maintain forests in Costa Rica - If Not Us Then Who?
"We are a seed"

A few words from Tonnia Fernandez Solis. 1 minute of wisdom coming straight from the heart. Tonnia is coming from the Bribri Talamanca ....

Owners of the Forest - Credit Hugo Metz / If Not Us Then Who?
Indigenous communities protect the Monarch Butterfly

One of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the world. Starting in September and October, the monarch butterfly migrate from south...

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