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The Thai ethnic minority people in Dong Van commune get long term land rights for the first time

Date: 28/04/2017

A ceremony for granting land right certificates to village communities in Dong Van commune, Que Phong district, Nghe An province was conducted at the communal office on 24th March 2017. Forty participants representing for 11 villages, especially 3 direct beneficial villages of Tuc, ...

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Ethnic Minority Communities should regain equal rights to forests

Date: 10/04/2017

“Ethnic Minority Communities should regain equal rights to forests” become an outstanding message, which has been repeated at the Northern Regional Workshop to contribute to the revised draft law on Forest Protection and Development. The workshop, which was co-organized by Vietnam ...

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CIRUM and LandNet's policy recommendations on household and community land are incorporated in a Decree guiding Land Law implementation

Date: 13/03/2017

CIRUM and LandNet are very happy to inform our donors, partners and supporters that our work lobbying, advocating and advising policy makers on the implementation of the 2013 Land Law has paid off with a ground-breaking decree recognizing the rights of forest living communities. ...

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‘Kỵ Gió’ – a sacred day of the Red Dao people in Dền Sáng commune, Bát Xát district, Lào Cai province

Date: 06/03/2017

Similar to many other ethnic groups, the Red Dao people have their own taboo days. After the ritual ceremony for forest deities on the first day of the first lunar month, villagers practice the day for wind taboo, thunderstorm taboo and lightning taboo. Among those taboo days, the ...

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Fencing community forest and solutions for community-based forest protection

Date: 06/03/2017

We often hear about fencing garden, and never or rarely hear about fencing forests. However, there is a fencing forest arising in the community of Ngải Phóng Chồ village of Cao Sơn commune, Mường Khương district, Lao Cai province. With efforts of the 93 households, each ...

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The forest comes back, and so does the Highlands culture.

Date: 06/03/2017

Located in the 3S region (three rivers Sesan, Sekong and Sre Pok), the Central Highlands are known as 'the roof of Indochina', with ramps in the East and West. This is the intersection of topography, geography, culture and civilization of the Indochina region. The Central Highlands ...

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"The law of the jungle" at the Annamese Range

Date: 06/03/2017

The strength of local customary laws helped maintain the village's forest when all surrounding forests have turned into barren hills or been replaced with industrial plants. ...

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Return traditional forestland to community and reduce costs issue

Date: 19/02/2017

After the disbandment of a state forestry company in Kon Tum province in 2016, all forestland zone of this company was transferred to a management board (MB) for protection forest in the province. There are areas traditionally used by the community for generations among the mentioned ...

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