In Print and Online

Category: Indigenous people



Authors: Roque Roldán Ortiga

Organizations: World Bank

Date: October 2004

Language: English

Number of pages: 52

Eco-Index Summary: This report presents case studies of indigenous land tenure used for natural resource management in Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, and Peru, and examines how each country's laws support or hinder the ability of indigenous people to manage their natural resources. The author concludes that legal systems support indigenous land rights when they take into account not only land ownership itself, but also the security of that ownership and whether it is included in the concept of an indigenous territory.