THE WAIWAI PROTECTED AREA - OUR LAND: OUR LIFE
The Wai,Wai one of Guyana's indigenous Amerindian peoples, live in a remote area of Guyana. In the space of five years they have moved from being the ..
LAND CLAIMS SETTLEMENTS - AN ALTERNATIVE COMMONWEALTH MODEL (THE COMMONWEALTH LAWYER)
One of the great strengths of the Commonwealth is its highly developed jurisprudence and its shared commitment to promoting the rule of law. The influence of the law in one country, particularly developments in the common law, may be felt thousands of miles away in another jurisdiction. While this influence does not mean there should be uniformity across the Commonwealth, it does strengthen legal reasoning and enable Commonwealth States to learn from one another's experiences.
CONSERVATION WITH JUSTICE (IUCN)
Scientific evidence of ongoing and even accelerating biodiversity loss sends alarming signals about the conservation of the world's natural heritage. The IUCN Red List, for example, currently assesses 16,928 species as threatened with extinction. It is estimated that species have been disappearing at 50-100 times the natural rate, and this is predicted to rise dramatically.
THE AMERINDIAN VETO OVER MINING (IBA CURRENT PRACTICE)
In April 2006 Guyana enacted a new law, the Amerindian Act, which protects the collective rights held by Amerindian communities and gives Amerindian communities a veto over any mining on their lands.
CUSTOMARY WATER LAWS AND PRACTICES: GUYANA (FAO)
CUSTOMARY WATER LAWS AND PRACTICES: GUYANA Melinda Janki BACKGROUND
(a) Geography Guyana is the only English speaking country located in South America. It is bordered on the north by the Atlantic Ocean, by Venezuela in the west and to the south by Brazil. Mount Roraima, where Guyana, Brazil and Venezuela meet, forms a tri-state boundary.
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES RIGHTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT_UNEP HIGH LEVEL EXPERT MEETING
Indigenous Peoples Rights and the Environment: issues and the future Melinda Janki*
1. Introduction
We live in an era of unprecedented crisis for the survival of the human species a crisis caused by mankind's use of the planet. Oceans, freshwater systems, forests, deserts, frozen landscapes are all subject to over-exploitation and pollution. The IUCN Red List assesses 16,928 species as threatened with extinction.