Defending our Territories, Defending our Lives

June 2019

“Defending our Territories, Defending our Lives”, published by Friends of the Earth – Asia Pacific (FoE-APac), presents case studies of Environmental Human Rights Defenders at risk in the name of plunder and profit. The FoE groups from the Asia Pacific region proposes policy recommendations and system change.

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The Environmental Stewards: Teduray and Lambangian Peoples’ Struggle for Ancestral Domain


“The Environmental Stewards of Maguindanao: Teduray and Lambangian Peoples’ Struggle for Ancestral Domain” tells the story of the indigenous communities’ long battle for land rights amid the intensifying threats of illegal logging, deforestation and land grabbing in South-Central Mindanao.

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Brewing Tension: A Case Study of a Coffee Plantation in Indigenous Land


“Brewing Tension: A Coffee Plantation on Indigenous Land” is a case study that examines the trend of agricultural expansion and how it ultimately paved the path for conflict between a large-scale coffee plantation and the Taboli-Manobo indigenous community.

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The Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center is the Philippines member of Friends of the Earth International. 

LRC is organized and registered as a non-stock, non-profit, non-partisan, cultural, scientific and research organization. Established on December 7, 1987,

it started actual operations in February 1988.



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