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Beyond land titling: Supporting sustainable land management by indigenous peoples

Located in the northeast region of Peru – in the San Martin region – the Alto Mayo basin houses fourteen indigenous Awajun communities, settled across 146,529 hectares (a little less than 20% of the entire basin). Originally from the northern part of Peru, the Awajun emigrated from Loreto and Amazonas in the first quarter of the 20th century when they faced pressure from oil exploration, border conflicts, military presence, and colonization.

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Land Titling, Food Sovereignty and Climate Change in DGM Projects

As indicated by the indigenous leaders of the Selva Central, the titling of indigenous lands allows for the reduction of socio-environmental conflicts, deforestation and as such, decreases greenhouse gas emissions and strengthens the food sovereignty of indigenous peoples.

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Using Earth Observation for Community-led Land Management

Launched in April of 2018, Earth Observation for Indigenous-led Land Management (EO4IM) is a NASA-funded project being implemented by a team from Conservation International (CI). The project’s objective is to strengthen the technical capacities of indigenous organizations in the Americas – and globally through alignment with the Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (DGM) – to harness the power of earth observation (EO) for enhanced sustainable land management.

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