Mongabay: New database wrangles data on land rights projects around the globe. “The Land Portal Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in the Netherlands, recently released what it’s calling ‘the largest global database of land and property rights projects.’ In around a decade of existence, the Land Portal Foundation has worked to pull together the often disparate information on these projects from its partners around the world so that researchers, donors and campaigners have a better idea of how these projects are transpiring, said Laura Meggiolaro, the organization’s team leader.”
Radio New Zealand: Online resource journeys through hidden history of Waipā. “Te Ara Wai Journeys is a self-guided tour of New Zealand Land Wars battle sites, landscapes and early settlements around the district. The website was launched on Friday by the Waipā District Council.” If you’d like an overview of the New Zealand Land Wars, check out This page from Christchurch City Council Libraries.
Mark Zuckerberg has dropped his Hawaii land lawsuits. “Last week, Zuckerberg drew major criticism after news first surfaced about the lawsuits, called ‘quiet title actions’ and filed in December. Zuckerberg initially defended the suits, saying the reaction was due to a misunderstanding. He said the intent of the suits was to identify the people so he could pay them — without evicting them from the land. Earlier this week, Zuckerberg said he was ‘reconsidering’ the lawsuits. On Friday, he dropped them altogether.”