At the end of 2020 the downside risk was that in 2021 the virus would not be brought under control by the end of the year and that a second and third waves would emerge and be equally as lethal. It happened and today here we are in a race against time, and epidemiologists say that we are in for a long haul. Yes we have the vaccine and the western and rich countries might see the light out of the tunnel provided that their protection has a lasting effect, what nobody knows at the time of … [Read more...] about COVID – 2021 SCENARIO
The end of the most traumatic period of this year 2020 is finally in view, as Covid vaccines are being distributed, recovery has become reality even if it is still far away for the whole world. The pandemic has trained its death and destruction of livelihood on all the ethnic minorities of the world, men, women and children, and has underlined even more the profound disparities in access to vital elements like clean water, electricity, education, and health systems. But the ending is likely to … [Read more...] about Indigenous communities and the Pandemic: THE VACCINE
Please go to https://www.forestpeoples.org/en/lands-forests-territories-inter-american-human-rights-system-rights-land-natural-resources/news … [Read more...] about Update from Costa Rica: court orders eviction of indigenous people and Public Prosecutor’s Office archives case of murdered leader
COVID-19 AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES – THE RAINFOREST FUND - __________________________________________________ Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the Rainforest Fund realized that because of the systemic iniquities and discrimination indigenous communities face, indigenous peoples will suffer disproportionally from COVID19. So getting in touch with them we learnt that they were powerless in front of this new disease because of lack of access to essential services, sanitation, clean water, … [Read more...] about COVID-19 AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
The fate of the world’s remaining indigenous peoples, the fragile environment they occupy, and the valuable knowledge that they embody could well be decided once and for all by the new disease COVID19, which is spreading at great speed across all the continents and certainly will hit the indigenous communities of the Americas, Africa and Asia if governments and corporations which have invaded their territories do not take all the necessary steps to protect them. Let’s not forget that ever since … [Read more...] about COVID19 AND THE INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES OF THE WORLD’S RAINFORESTS
When suddenly your travel plans are cancelled because of the coronavirus, you want to understand the why, how, where and when all this happened. So I spent some time to go through articles from Jonathan Watts “Habitat loss threatens all our future” The Guardian November 17th 2018, Katarina Zimmer “Deforestation tied to changes in disease dynamics” the Scientist. NY January 29th 2019, and more and I share with you my understanding and my … [Read more...] about A LINK BETWEEN CORONAVIRUS AND DEFORESTATION?
An interview with Cofán elder, Mauricio Mendua, provides insight into the tribe's past, present and expectations for the future. … [Read more...] about Community Profile: Mauricio Mendua