At Global Land Rights Conference, Combining High-Tech Mapping Tools with Traditional Knowledge Emerges as Powerful Weapon To Fight Massive Land Grabs

SAMOSIR, NORTH SUMATRA (30 August 2013) - With governments, loggers, miners and palm oil producers poaching their lands with impunity, indigenous leaders from 17 countries gathered on a remote island in Sumatra this week to launch a global fight for their rights that will take advantage of powerful participatory mapping tools combined with indigenous knowledge to mark traditional boundaries.

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