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Welcome to the Community Land Rights blog, featuring notes and insights from experts and organizations working on community land and resource rights across the world.

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Liz Alden Wily: Interlaken – a watershed?

  • September 9, 2013

Helping rural communities in agrarian economies to secure their community lands as rightfully their property is not new. Individuals and agencies have been working on this since the 1970s, usually in isolation and against the mainstream. By the 1980s successes…

David Deng: Securing Community Land Rights in South Sudan

  • August 28, 2013

South Sudan is home to approximately 65 ethnic groups whose territories span the entire region. There is no terra nullius, or "no man's land," in South Sudan. Communities own almost all the land in the country, in the sense that…

Fernanda Almeida: Why I will be in Interlaken

  • August 26, 2013

A few years ago, after observing the struggle of poor Brazilians all over the Northeast of the country I took a decision – I would work to promote the conservation of nature while at the same time improving the livelihoods…

Welcome to the Community Land Rights Blog!

  • August 9, 2013

The Community Land Rights (CLR) Blog was launched in the wake of the International Conference on Scaling-Up Strategies to Secure Community Land and Resource Rights, held on September 19-20 in Interlaken, Switzerland. Since then, we have featured notes and insights about…

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