Fostering solidarity and strategic alliance between the Batak and Tagbanuwa peoples of Puerto Princesa (Palawan, the Philippines)

Fostering solidarity and strategic alliance between the Batak and Tagbanuwa peoples of Puerto Princesa (Palawan, the Philippines)

This initiative aims at strengthening community solidarity and forging a strategic alliance between two groups of indigenous peoples: the Batak and the Tagbanuwa of Puerto Princesa Municipality, (particularly in the territory of Tanabag), in the island of Palawan, The Philippines. … Read more

Enhancing the capacity of indigenous peoples to fight for their water and other rights in the Mato Grosso region (Brazil)

Enhancing the capacity of indigenous peoples to fight for their water and other rights in the Mato Grosso region (Brazil)

In the last couple of years, the Missionary Indigenous Council of Mato Grosso (Consejo Indigenista Misionero del Regional de Mato Grosso) has been collaborating with the PKF Foundation to strengthen local indigenous peoples fighting for their collective rights. In 2017 … Read more

Understanding nature and the local threats to nature - a basis for enhanced solidarity in remote rural Nepal ?

Understanding nature and the local threats to nature – a basis for enhanced solidarity in remote rural Nepal ?

This initiative is designed to nourish community leaders and strengthen community solidarity in a very remote village of Nepal. This will be attempted by finding out and discussing information about local biodiversity among the students of the village secondary school, … Read more

A Maya people alliance to defend the territory and build its autonomy in Quintana Roo (Mexico)

A Maya people alliance to defend the territory and build its autonomy in Quintana Roo (Mexico)

The micro region Poniente of Bacalar, in Quintana Roo, Mexico, is mostly inhabited by Maya communities. Lately, as a result of ignorance of collective rights, more and more ejidal land has been sold there and, with that, land use changes … Read more

S. Janaki - a wise woman bridging tradition and modernity in the Nilgiris (India)

S. Janaki – a wise woman bridging tradition and modernity in the Nilgiris (India)

Janaki is a Kurumba woman elder who has emerged as a leader amongst her community, working hard to promote traditional systems of governance and revive important events in the community to keep their pride and identity alive. Protection of sacred … Read more

Pauliina Feodoroff, courageous beacon of hope (Finland)

Pauliina Feodoroff, courageous beacon of hope (Finland)

Mrs. Pauliina Feodoroff is a Sámi woman from the Skolt family– a minority of a minority, who had to relocate to Finland in 1944 at the end of the Second World War due to territorial annexations by Soviet Union. The … Read more

José Leónidas Ramos and Danilo Gómez, champions of ecological community development (Honduras)

José Leónidas Ramos and Danilo Gómez, champions of ecological community development (Honduras)

The Gulf of Fonseca, in Central America is shared by Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador. Mangrove ecosystems and other types of wetlands dominate the coast, where mammals, reptiles, mollusks, crustaceans, and birds interact, and where thousands of fishermen use the … Read more

Dingo Markus, leading by example in Indonesia

Dingo Markus, leading by example in Indonesia

“One day, as I was walking from the village to the forest, I stopped by the river and thought that the forest, the trees, the water… they are not just for us to exploit and deplete, they are the source Read more

Aman Singh, the Orans advocate in Rajastan, India

Aman Singh, the Orans advocate in Rajastan, India

In Rajastan (India), “Orans” are local community conserved areas that act as a store of biodiversity, enable effective water management and serve as a community-based system to restore and regenerate natural considtions. There are about 25,000 Orans in Rajasthan, which … Read more

Emergency grant : Supporting the remote village of Pungmo (Nepal) to restore its earthquake-damaged Amchi clinic and strengthen itself to conserve the local environment.

Emergency grant : Supporting the remote village of Pungmo (Nepal) to restore its earthquake-damaged Amchi clinic and strengthen itself to conserve the local environment.

Amchi is an ancient medical tradition that makes use of herbal medicine and is strongly related to religious beliefs (i.e. Bon and Buddhism), community rituals and the practice of art and astrology. The Amchi clinic of the remote Pungmo village … Read more

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