“Land Rights” refers to areas over which indigenous peoples or local communities enjoy rights to the land and certain resources, whether legally recognized or not. The exact nature of these land rights varies by tenure type and country. The land rights data, while displayed as a single layer, is assembled on a country-by-country basis from multiple sources. Land rights data displayed vary from country to country by date and data sources. Data may come from government agencies, NGOs, or other organizations. See the Learn More link for details on specific data sets.
Some data sets displayed include land and resource rights that are governed by customary tenure systems but that are not recognized by national laws.
Global Forest Watch. “Land rights" http://data.globalforestwatch.org/datasets/e22b22b3525c46f3b35548daf6289903_1?uiTab=metadata. Accessed through Resource Watch, (date). www.resourcewatch.org.
Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, New Zealand, and PanamaCurrently available for Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, New Zealand, and Panama