Land Matters Media Scan – 8 May 2017

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Here are the recent land tenure and resource management media items:


  1. Defending Earth Every Day With Women Around The World (4/20/17)
    Source: The Huffington Post
  2. Earth Day: Eight amazing facts that prove tribal people are the best conservationists (4/21/17)
    Source: Survival
  3. Land Rights as a Centerpiece of Climate Change Resiliency: From Washington State to Kenya’s Coast Region (4/20/17)
    Source: Landesa / Medium
  4. Collective forest tenure reforms: Where do we go from here? (4/25/17)
    Source: Forests News
  5. Land 2030: Land rights and inclusive sustainable growth (4/27/17)
    Source: World Bank

Recent Events

  1. Conference Roundup: India Land And Development Conference, 2017 (4/5/17 – 4/6/17)
    Source: Land Portal


  1. Argentina’s indigenous march for lost land (4/25/17)
    Source: Al Jazeera
  2. FEATURE-Indigenous group takes Brazil to court in landmark case (4/25/17)
    Source: Thompson Reuters Foundation
  3. Brazil indigenous protest over land rights turns violent (4/25/17)
    Source: Thompson Reuters Foundation
  4. Brazil: A government of death is plundering our ancient Munduruku lands. Help us stop it (4/25/17)
    Source: The Guardian
  5. Brazil’s Indigenous Leaders Convene To Shore Up Eroding Rights (4/21/17)
    Source: Ecosystem Marketplace
  6. Indigenous communities protect forests from onslaught of palm oil industry in Guatemala (4/26/17)
    Source: Land Rights Now
  7. INTERVIEW-Winner of “Green Nobel” says India is plundering not protecting tribal lands (4/24/17)
    Source: Thompson Reuters Foundation
  8. On Nicaragua’s Mosquito Coast, conflict over indigenous land turns violent (4/27/17)
    Source: Daily Mail / Thompson Reuters Foundation
  9. Indonesia: Mapping indigenous lands in Indonesia’s tallest mountains (4/21/17)
    Source: Mongabay


  1. Ghana: Take over Nkonya-Alavanyo lands – Government urged (4/21/17)
    Source: Ghana Web
  2. Kenya: Rural women struggle to secure land rights (4/23/17)
    Source: Ureport
  3. Nigeria: Clashes Over Grazing Land In Nigeria Threaten Nomadic Herding (4/24/17)
    Source: NPR
  4. DRC: Diamonds Aren’t Forever (4/24/17)
    Source: Slate
  5. South Africa’s ANC to introduce amended land claims bill in May (4/34/17)
    Source: Reuters
  6. Tanzanian polygamist’s puzzle: how to stop six wives warring over 500 acres? (4/25/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation


  1. The Land is Forever: Rodrigo Tot Wins Goldman Prize for Land-Title Quest (4/24/17)
    Source: Daily Mail / Thompson Reuters Foundation
  2. Peru: Amazon natives in Peru take over oil field in land use dispute (4/25/17)
    Source: Thompson Reuters Foundation
  3. Brazil: Hooded gunmen kill civilians in rural Brazil land conflict – security officials (4/21/17)
    Source: Thompson Reuters Foundation
  4. Related: Nine people killed in Brazilian land dispute massacre (4/22/17)
    Source: The Express Tribune


  1. India: Lords of all they survey: land rights project Telangana (4/22/17)
    Source: The Hans India
  2. FEATURE-India’s Muslim women fight tradition and family for right to property (4/27/17)
    Source: Thompson Reuters Foundation
  3. Vietnam land protesters free final hostages after city official visits (4/22/17)
    Source: Thompson Reuters Foundation
  4. Related: Vietnamese Villagers Release 19 Officials Held Hostage in Land Dispute (4/22/17)
    Source: The New York Times