The Asia Pacific region of Friends of the Earth is the most diverse region, encompassing groups from the global North and the global South. Member groups from the region are very active in community-based struggles against mining and other extractive industries. They work hand-in-hand with indigenous peoples, peasant farmers, and fisherfolk to secure sustainable livelihoods and fight against vulnerability to environmental disasters.



Political and Legal Threats to Community Land Rights in Malaysia

In the early twentieth century, Malaya was an important global exporter of rubber and tin. Between the 1980s and 1990s, the country transitioned into being the world’s leading exporter of tropical logs. Initially, industrial logging began to intensify in Peninsular...

Reviving the Indigenous Agroecology System in the Philippines

The Republic of the Philippines is estimated to be one of the five most mineral-rich countries in the world. Indigenous customary territories are frequently encroached upon by highly destructive mining operations. Apart from minerals, other important exports include...

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