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News Panama » Embera-Wounaan: Forests Slow Climate Change, But to Protect Them, You'll Want the Help of Indigenous People

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Publication date: Friday 26 September 2014

Under the laws of Panama, we Embera-Wounaan have strong rights to our land, but even so we must battle to repel the narco-traffickers who would use our forests as a route to run drugs from South America to the markets in the north, and we regularly stop ...

News Panama » Embera-Wounaan: How Indigenous Tribes Are Fighting the Drug Cartels

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Publication date: uesday 01 April 2014

Over the past few years, strangers have begun approaching youngsters in the Embera-Wounaan, an indigenous tribe in Panama, with an uncanny request. Carry a bag of rice across the jungle for us, and you’ll earn American dollars. It’s dead simple ...

News Panama » Embera-Wounaan: Indigenous People are Deploying Drones to Preserve Land and Traditions

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Publication date: Sunday 10 December 2017

Drones can help gather that evidence. In two separate programs, indigenous communities in both Panama and Guyana are using drones to help monitor deforestation, document their own land use, and fight illegal encroachment into their territories. In Guyana ...

News Panama » Embera-Wounaan: The farcical story of Scotland's ill-conceived colony in the jungle

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Publication date: Wednesday 01 November 2017

Its only residents are the indigenous Embera-Wounaan and Kuna people ... The latter unsurprisingly won, and in 1695 the Company of Scotland was founded with a remit to establish trade with Africa and “the Indies”. Its efforts were hindered, however.

News Panama » Embera-Wounaan: Inkbox’s 100 Percent Organic Temporary Tattoos Support Indigenous Livelihoods

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Publication date: uesday 25 August 2015

derived from fruit that grows in the jungles of the Darién Gap in Panama. Inkbox donates a percentage of its sales to the Darién Initiative, a nonprofit that protects the interests of the local Embera-Wounaan and Kuna peoples. “These tribes have been ...

News Panama » Embera-Wounaan: ‘Indigenous people are stabilizing the global climate’

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Publication date: Friday 12 May 2017

Candido Mezua is an indigenous leader from Panama who was present at the recent violent protests in Brazil. At the climate conference in Bonn, he tells DW why it’s crucial for indigenous peoples to defend forests.The Paris Agreement included indigenous ...

News Panama » Embera-Wounaan: Protecting indigenous land rights could help deter drug trafficking in Central America, says new report

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Publication date: onday 17 March 2014

“The [state] shouldn’t be bringing more arms into our community, they should be reinforcing our communities with social investment” like education and health care, said Cándido Menzúa, elected leader of the Emberá Wounaan people of Panama.

News Panama » Embera-Wounaan: Collaborations: Partners in knowledge

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Publication date: Wednesday 27 July 2016

Ecologist Catherine Potvin of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a graduate student from her lab began a study in 2014 of the forest carbon in the Embera–Wounaan territories of eastern Panama. The project was part of a larger effort to prepare ...

News Panama » Embera-Wounaan: President Uribe insists on opening the Darién Gap

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Publication date: Friday 03 April 2009

The Embera-Wounaan and Kuna Indians, natives to the region, could also be harmed if the construction were carried on. Nevertheless, President Uribe was very enthutiastic about the project and said: “it is a good thing this has finally began to take shape ...

News Panama » Embera-Wounaan: Surf, ski, walk the wild side

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Publication date: Saturday 19 July 2008

Birdwatching in the Darien Gap, Panama The Darien Gap is an adventurer's no-man's land, a rainforested Bermuda Triangle inhabited by indigenous Embera-Wounaan and Kuna Indians, jaguars, howler monkeys and sloths, where explorers have been known to go ...