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New Laos land law could block customary rights, women's titles: analysts

19 Oct 2018

VIENTIANE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new land law may bring greater transparency in land management and modernization of records in Laos, but it could also curb ownership by women, as well as the customary rights of rural and indigenous people, analysts said.

Indigenous Indians fight deforestation threat with gourmet coffee

15 Oct 2018

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Once forbidden by colonialists from cultivating coffee, indigenous people in southern India have won a prestigious award for their bean, which they farm while fighting deforestation.

Indigenous Indians fight deforestation threat with gourmet coffee

15 Oct 2018

BANGKOK, Oct 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Once forbidden by colonialists from cultivating coffee, indigenous people in southern India have won a prestigious award for their bean, which they farm while fighting deforestation.

Australia government body criticises ANZ for Cambodia land rights violations

11 Oct 2018

BANGKOK, Oct 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) violated global human rights standards by financing a sugar company accused of seizing land from Cambodian farmers, an Australian government body said on Thursday.

How green is my forest? There's an app to tell you

10 Oct 2018

BANGKOK, Oct 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A web-based application that monitors the impact of successful forest-rights claims can help rural communities manage resources better and improve their livelihoods, according to analysts.

Nine years after war's end, Sri Lankans wait for government to return property

09 Oct 2018

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sri Lanka has failed to fulfill pledges to return properties to thousands of people forced from their homes during decades of war, many of whom now live in desperate poverty, researchers said on Tuesday.

Nine years after war's end, Sri Lankans wait for government to return property

09 Oct 2018

BANGKOK, Oct 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sri Lanka has failed to fulfil pledges to return properties to thousands of people forced from their homes during decades of war, many of whom now live in desperate poverty, researchers said on Tuesday.

Indonesian islanders fight developer with snorkels and homestays

09 Oct 2018

PULAU PARI, Indonesia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Syahrul Hidayat's family has lived on the Indonesian island of Pulau Pari for four generations, fishing in its clear blue waters and selling seaweed to supplement their incomes.

FEATURE-Indonesian islanders fight developer with snorkels and homestays

09 Oct 2018

PULAU PARI, Indonesia, Oct 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - S yahrul Hidayat's family has lived on the Indonesian island of Pulau Pari for four generations, fishing in its clear blue waters and selling seaweed to supplement their incomes.

Philippine resort city chooses 'morally correct' low-carbon path

08 Oct 2018

PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Theresa Walgraeve and her husband set up their 15-room resort in Puerto Princesa, a city on the Philippine island of Palawan, they worried about mosquitoes and monsoon damp - and the high cost of electricity.

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