The hope is that the most recent handover will provide a model for other groups in Australia's wet tropics hoping to regain control of their traditional lands.
“The good news is that we have an area half the size of Europe that is still completely intact.”
At the cost of over $2,000 per acre—and that is the cheapest I could find—it isn’t cheap, totaling over $30 billion to replace what the Amazon lost this decade.
The Waorani people of Ecuador won a historic lawsuit to save their homes – and the planet – from destruction.
Historic lawsuit launched by the Waorani people of Ecuador to save their homes – and our planet – from destruction.
Ecuador is in the midst of talks to sell one-third of pure, untouched rainforest to Chinese oil companies despite environmental impact and protests from indigenous people.