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Indigenous peoples control one-quarter of world’s land surface

A new study reinforces the growing body of research showing that recognising the land rights of indigenous peoples can greatly benefit conservation efforts.
from Mongabay on Jul 18, 2018.
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Confinement, violence and chaos reported in Moria refugee camp

Greece's Moria refugee camp is descending into chaos, swith more than 8,000 men, women and children trapped on the island, warns MSF.
from MSF on Jul 18, 2018.

South Africa slashes new HIV cases by almost half

New HIV infections in South Africa have fallen by 44 per cent in the last five years, the country’s latest HIV household survey has found.
from Mail&Guardian on Jul 18, 2018.

Maharashtra milk farmers stage strike

About 5,000 milk farmers were arrested in the Indian state of Maharashtra after the start of a campaign for a subsidy to compensate for crashing prices.
from Down to Earth on Jul 18, 2018.

Uganda government nets $1.9m from social media tax in a week

The Uganda government has collected Shs7 billion ($1.9m) in one week from the newly-introduced tax on social media and mobile money transactions.
from Daily Monitor on Jul 18, 2018.
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Next generation of Chagos exiles resists deportation

First they were evicted by Britain from their island home. Now the descendants of the Chagossians are facing deportation from the same country that made them exiles.
from New Internationalist on Jul 18, 2018.

How cocoa farming can preserve forests and peace in Colombia

Sustainable cocoa farming offers a viable alternative to Colombia's violent coca trade, among other benefits.
from World Resources Institute on Jul 18, 2018.
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Sichuan tears down illegal hydro plant that threatened Heritage Site

Environmentalists and community activists in China’s Sichuan province are celebrating the demolition of an illegal hydropower station inside a protected World Heritage Site.
from International Rivers on Jul 16, 2018.
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