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As part of the Faces of Migration campaign, the partner organisaiton FOCSIV has produced a fascinating background document connecting and highlighting the relationship between deforestation and migration. Major economic interests in the extraction of natural resources (from hydrocarbons to minerals, from wood to large extensive plantations) are causing the deforestation of hundreds of square kilometers to the detriment of biodiversity and local populations. In particular, indigenous peoples and local communities in the Amazon, Central Africa, Indonesia and Borneo are being forced to move out of their territories. This dynamic is intertwined with other transformations induced by colonisation and population movements for other purposes.

This background document summarises some recent analyses of the processes underway and measures to address them within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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