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Indonesian Indigenous Groups Fight Climate Change With GPS Mapping

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- 2017 days ago -
Indigenous communities in Indonesia are using GPS technology to demarcate the boundaries of their ancestral lands, a move many believe could also help mitigate the negative effects of climate change.


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Süheyla C (234)
Friday January 10, 2014, 4:42 pm

Evelyn B (63)
Friday January 10, 2014, 4:49 pm
As the recent Aceh court case (won, this week) shows - there is much illegal take over & destruction of land by commercial interests - e.g. for oil palm plantations - maybe some of the compensation funds accorded could be used to equip more communities in Tripa & Sumatra for similar mapping, and more effective claims to the land - in the interests of the people and the environment ?

January 9, 2014 by Annette Gartland Palm oil company fined millions of dollars for destroying Sumatran forest -
Jakarta Globe: Aceh Court Orders Palm Oil Firm to Pay for Environmental Damage, By Nurdin Hasan on 5:52 pm January 9, 2014.

Mitchell D (82)
Friday January 10, 2014, 6:38 pm
Sounds good to me!
Fine the bastards!

Helen Porter (39)
Friday January 10, 2014, 11:24 pm
Humans are also animals and humans also are being invaded and destroyed.

I wonder if we'll make it another ten years.

lee e (114)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 7:40 am
This seems to be a step in the right direction, too often it is the indigenous peoples of the world who are the first victims of corporate abuse! Perhaps steps such as these may prevent some of that abuse!

Angelika R (143)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 12:50 pm
How sophsticated! great ideas here! thx.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 12:58 pm
Noted & posted

Judith C (159)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 1:15 pm
Noted. Preserve the Indonesian forests.

Vivian B (169)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 1:42 pm
We need to preserve these old-growth forests. They are the lungs of the world! They need careful preservation and protections. The people that live in these forests know how to sustain and make the forests flourish! Letting them keep their native lands is a very big step in the right direction!!

Roger G (148)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 3:18 pm
noted, thanks

Athena F (131)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 12:52 am
Thank you, we must preserve what is left of these places

Neill Abayon (667)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 1:17 pm

Dana Savannah (0)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 10:35 pm
Thanks for posting this! The initiative by AMAN is amazing. I wrote this article and plan to write a few more pieces in the upcoming month on landgrabbing in Indonesia. It's great to spread awareness! Thanks again for posting my article. Best, Dana
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