Land rights

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Four fights in the long Scottish battle for right to roam
Successes and failures include the Stagecoach founder’s Perthshire castle and a footpath near a family bungalow

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

26, Dec, 2021 @2:22 PM

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Highland landowner faces legal challenge over right to roam
Council and Ramblers Association clash with Donald Houston over access route to Ardnamurchan peninsula in western Scotland

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

26, Dec, 2021 @2:22 PM

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The need to trespass: let people in to protect nature, says guerrilla botanist
Naturalist and campaigner Dave Bangs says limiting access to the countryside makes it harder to save our ancient landscapes

Jonathan Moses

26, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Frog back from the dead helps fight plans for mine in Ecuador
Campaigners say if copper mine gets go-ahead in cloud forest, the longnose harlequin, once thought to be extinct, will be threatened again

Graeme Green

23, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Palm oil land grabs ‘trashing’ environment and displacing people
Growing rush for land is destroying ecosystems and disrupting lives to satisfy global demand for goods, study warns

Kaamil Ahmed

15, Nov, 2021 @7:30 AM

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‘We will be homeless’: Lahore farmers accuse ‘mafia’ of land grab for new city
The futuristic Ravi Riverfront City development, championed by Imran Khan’s government, has been met with determined opposition

Shah Meer Baloch in Lahore

02, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Indigenous peoples to get $1.7bn in recognition of role in protecting forests
Cop26 pledge cautiously welcomed as ‘first step’ in making indigenous rights central to climate crisis talks

Phoebe Weston

01, Nov, 2021 @10:30 PM

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Wildfires, deforestation and global heating turn 10 Unesco forests into carbon sources
World heritage sites in US, Australia and Russia among those that have emitted more carbon than they absorbed since 2001

Patrick Greenfield

27, Oct, 2021 @10:01 PM

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‘We are fearful’: Indigenous Mexicans dread new military buildup on ancestral land
As the Tzeltal people resist huge infrastructure projects across Chiapas state, the new national guard barracks springing up are alarming many

Caitlin Cooper

04, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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MoD ‘using scare tactics’ to force public away from ancient woodland
Walkers and cyclists defy closure of Ash Ranges they say is illegal under 1876 grant to armed forces

James Tapper

18, Jul, 2021 @6:15 AM

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Land defenders: will the Cáceres verdict break the ‘cycle of violence’ in Honduras?
Conviction of businessman who conspired in murder of indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres raises hopes of end to impunity

Lizzy Davies

15, Jul, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Fears for Chilean indigenous leader’s safety after police shooting
Alberto Curamil, an award-winning environmental activist, was seriously injured during a protest against the burning of a Mapuche home

Liam Miller

30, Jun, 2021 @9:52 AM

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