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15 April 2013 Colombia
Indigenous communities and territory come together as one, but the relationship implies a variety of visions and interpretations. From a traditional point of view, the territory is multidimensional: it considers not only the physical-geographical area or the political-administrative dimensions, but it also includes the shamanic, mythological and inter-ethnic aspects. These are some of the elements that TBI Colombia recovers in the publication Traditional cartography of the Yucuna-Matapí: The knowledge and management of the traditional territory.
04 April 2013 Colombia
After a successful consultation process with the organisations that comprise the Great Awá family, Tropenbos International (TBI) Colombia provided the basis for a historical survey strategy and the strengthening of their traditional knowledge.
11 March 2013 Ghana
Ghana is close to finding a solution to the dilemma of supplying legal lumber to the domestic market as indicated by a just completed pilot project by Tropenbos International Ghana. TBI Ghana has devised and successfully tested new models that link artisanal millers directly to forest concession holders to access logs to produce lumber for the Ghanaian market.
11 March 2013 Ghana
The EU Chainsaw milling project being implemented by TBI Ghana and partners has successfully held a capacity building session for the leadership of stakeholder groups and members of steering committees of district-level multi-stakeholder dialogue (DLMSD) platforms in two new project districts: Tarkwa and Nkwanta in the Western and Volta Region respectively.
07 March 2013 Colombia
Gold mining activities are a real threat for the local communities in the Colombian Amazon according to the report “Mining from a local perspective” compiled by Tropenbos International Colombia. This document gathers more than 40 testimonies of local communities regarding the impact of mining activities in their territories.
05 March 2013 DR Congo
Urban dwellers are buying more and more land around Kisangani, Oriental Province, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). These land purchases cause conflicts with the local population. A study conducted by Tropenbos International DR Congo (TBI DR Congo) in the region of Kisangani during December 2012 and January 2013 shows that if customary rights are considered and respected in formal land acquisition processes, conflicts over land could be reduced considerably.