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-6 years ago

REDD monitor news: Indigenous people of Honduras granted one million hectares of rainforest

By Jeremy Hance, mongabay.com, 12 September 2013 | 150 years after a treaty with England granted the Miskito people rights over their land--a treaty which was never fully respected--the government of Honduras has officially handed over nearly a million hectares (970,000 hectares) of tropical forest along the Caribbean Coast to the indigenous people. The Miskito are found along the eastern coast of...

-6 years ago

Indigenous people of Honduras granted one million hectares rainforest

Mongabay: One-hundred and fifty years after a treaty with England granted the Miskito people rights over their land--a treaty which was never fully respected--the government of Honduras has officially handed over nearly a million hectares (970,000 hectares) of tropical forest along the Caribbean Coast to the indigenous people. The Miskito are found along the eastern coast of both Honduras and Nica...

-9 years ago

Leading Sustainable Forest Management Standard Approved by PEFC

"Expectations and understanding of best practice in sustainable forest management have evolved over the past years. It is therefore the responsibility of PEFC as the world's largest forest certification organization to integrate these changes into its international Sustainability Benchmarks," said Ben Gunneberg, PEFC Secretary General. "Social rights were not well recognized in forest certificatio...

-10 years ago

Standards Revision Workshop Focuses on Social Issues

"How we deal with our growth, in terms of new cultures, the issues of climate change, indigenous peoples, and tropical forests will determine in large part how we will be judged 10 years from today", remarked William Street, PEFC Chairman, at a recent meeting, highlighting the importance of social issues in sustainable forest management. Forest certification, as one of the most effective tools in ...

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