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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Guyanese tribe maps Connecticut-sized rainforest for land rights

Guyanese tribe maps Connecticut-sized rainforest for land rights

Date : 7th February 2012, Source : Mongabay



In a bid to gain legal recognition of their land, the indigenous Wapichan people have digitally mapped their customary rainforest land in Guyana over the past ten years. Covering 1.4 million hectares, about the size of Connecticut, the rainforest would be split between sustainable-use regions, sacred areas, and wildlife conservation according to a plan by the Wapichan tribe that will be released today. The plan says the tribe would preserve the forest from extractive industries.

http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0207-hance_guyana_map.html





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