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Colombian National Land Agency formalizes fourth expansion of the Kogui-Malayo-Arhuaco Indigenous Reserve 

June 8, 2022

The KMA reserve is inhabited by three of the four peoples of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta: the Wiwa people (Malayo or Arzario), Kággaba (Kogui) and Ikᵾ (Arhuaco), with jurisdiction in the departments of Magdalena, Cesar and La Guajira. 3,575 indigenous families benefit from the 213 new hectares, which are allocated to cultural and environmental protection and recovery between the upper and lower areas of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, increasing the area of ​​the reserve to just over 407,839 hectares. 

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ANT entrega cuarta ampliación del Resguardo Indígena Kogui-Malayo-Arhuaco 

June 8, 2022

Dibulla, 8 de junio de 2022. @AgenciaTierras @AmazonTeamOrg  El acto ceremonial se llevó a cabo en el sitio sagrado Jaba…

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Approaching Land Rights for Maroon Peoples of Suriname

April 26, 2022

Recent momentum toward collective land tenure for Suriname’s afro-descendant groups In the country of Suriname, legislation that has been drafted…

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The Road to Indigenous Land Rights in Suriname

April 12, 2022
Wuta, Trio man from the indigenous village of Kwamalasamutu in southern Suriname.

The last country in tropical South America yet to guarantee collective land tenure for its indigenous peoples Recent years have…

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Breeding bees to combat deforestation in Caquetá

April 11, 2022

April 8, 2022, by María Paula Lizarazo, original article published in El Espectador In 2020, in Colombia, the department of…

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Amazon Conservation Team y Kadaster International unen esfuerzos para mejorar la administración de tierras de comunidades indígenas

November 9, 2021

Con un convenio que tendrá una duración de tres años las organizaciones se comprometieron a defender los territorios de las comunidades y acompañarlas en los procesos de legalización, ampliación y solución de conflictos en sus tierras.

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Nueve organizaciones advierten sobre la grave crisis ambiental y de derechos humanos que vive la Amazonia colombiana

September 30, 2021
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Indigenous Women Achieve “Mamakunapa” Civil Society Nature Reserve

December 22, 2020

On December 2, 2020, a species-rich stand of Andes-Amazon rainforest stewarded by indigenous women of ASOMI achieved legal designation as a Civil Society Nature Reserve, “Mamakunapa”.

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Major Rainforest Conservation Success in Colombia

December 1, 2020

The Aduche Indigenous Reserve in the Colombian Amazon is Expanded, connecting it to the World’s Largest Rainforest Conservation Corridor  

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Lands of Freedom: Preserving and Honoring the Heritage of the Matawai

October 9, 2020
Archival Matawai Maroon

The Matawai Maroons of Suriname—descendants of enslaved Africans who fled into the rainforest over 300 ago, where they have remained ever since— in partnership with ACT, are launching a new interactive Storytelling Map showcasing their centuries-old oral histories about their ancestral lands and culture.

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