The Economic Costs and Benefits of Securing Community Forest Tenure, World Resources Institute

Evidence From Brazil and Guatemala

This Working Paper presents the economic costs and benefits of securing community forestland rights in Brazil and Guatemala.

Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change, World Resources Institute

How Strengthening Community Forest Rights Mitigates Climate Change

An analysis of the growing body of evidence linking community forest rights with healthier forests and lower carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.

Climate Benefits, Tenure Costs, World Resources Institute

The Economic Case For Securing Indigenous Land Rights in the Amazon

This report offers evidence that the modest investments needed to secure land rights for indigenous communities will generate billions in returns—economically, socially and environmentally—for local communities and the world’s changing climate. The report, Climate Benefits, Tenure Costs: The Economic Case for Securing Indigenous Land Rights, quantifies for the first time the economic value of securing land rights for the communities who live in and protect forests, with a focus on Colombia, Brazil, and Bolivia.

Orange Areas – Examining Origin and Status, Anil Garg

This publication provides a detailed history to the orange areas problem. The information provided herein is based on years of research and is pertinent to the State of Madhya Pradesh. Documents and correspondence proof of all matters raised and presented are available with the authors.

Forest Rights Act, 2006 – Act, Rules and Guidelines, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India

The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 recognizes and vests the forest rights and occupation in forest land in forest dwelling Scheduled Tribes and other traditional forest dwellers who have been residing in such forests for generations but whose rights could not be recorded. It also provides for a framework for recording the forest rights so vested and the nature of evidence required for such recognition and vesting in respect of forest land.

Bhu Abhilekh, Government of India web-portal to digitise land records

Bhu Abhilekh is a Government of India Web portal to digitize land records.

Agreement on Land Reforms Between the Ministry of Rural Development (GOI) and JanSatyagraha

The document acknowledges the orange areas dispute in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and assures a settlement of the land impacted by the issue.

Development of Forest Villages Through Forest Development Agencies, Madhya Pradesh Forest Department

In this document, the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department acknowledges oranges areas to be undemarcated protected forests.