Ahead of Olympics, Brazilians map neglected favelas to boost business
"With this mapping, people (in other parts of Rio) can see the good things going on in the favelas"
India's farmers seize offer of free registration of land sold on 'plain paper'
Broadly distributed secure land rights can help to pull families out of poverty and boost sustainable economic development, studies show
INTERVIEW-How to stop deforestation? Give indigenous people rights to land - U.N. expert
Without title deeds, indigenous communities may find their land is taken over for major development projects
Indonesia moratorium on new palm planting to include existing plantations
INDONESIA-PALMOIL/MORATORIUM:Indonesia moratorium on new palm planting to include existing plantations
Iraq's marshes, once drained by Saddam, named world heritage site
Iraq's Marsh Arabs have lived in the wetlands, thought to be the biblical Garden of Eden, for millennia
Malaysia land rights activist murder suspects charged in court
Activists blame the rapid expansion of palm oil plantations, rampant logging and dam-building for causing environmental damage and displacing indigenous people
INTERVIEW-New global standard on land to improve rights, boost investment
Globally-recognised system is first to record key land information such as registration, ownership or land classification
India's big development plans could force more from homes, fuel tension: research
Development activities uproot about 15 million people in their own countries every year, with India accounting for some of the highest numbers