Life Mosaic‘s video “Communications” takes a look at three communities that are successfully using communications strategies to organise in defence of their territories. It’s another video in the series “Territories of Life“.
In the northeast of Guatemala is the site of one of the largest community forests in the world, covering almost half a million hectares of forest. It is part of the Maya Biosphere Reserve, established by the Government of Guatemala in 1990.
The Misak are an indigenous people whose territory is in Cauca, high in the Andes mountains in Colombia. During Spanish colonial rule, they lost large parts of their territory, but in he 1980s they started a process of reclaiming their land. Eventually they gained formally recognised land rights.
Over the past few weeks, REDD-Monitor has featured an excellent series of videos by LifeMosaic. The video series, titled, “Territories of Life”, is produced for indigenous peoples and is about indigenous struggles relating to land and rights.
Communities are using national law, regional law and international law to fight against the takeover of their lands. This new video by LifeMosaic looks at how communities are using the law in three countries; Indonesia, Tanzania and Paraguay.