*Key INGO actors in the Congo Basin providing timely and incisive policy analysis: Excerpt from FPP homepage: "Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) advocates an alternative vision of how forests should be managed and controlled, based on respect for the rights of the peoples who know them best. We work with forest peoples in South America, Central Africa, South and South East Asia, and Central Siberia to help these communities secure their rights, build up their own organisations and negotiate with governments and companies as to how economic development and conservation is best achieved on their lands...Founded in 1990, FPP has grown into a respected and successful organisation that bridges the gap between policy makers and forest peoples. The Forest Peoples Project is its charitable arm. Through advocacy, practical projects and capacity building, FPP helps forest peoples deal with the outside powers that shape their lives and futures. Web content: This site contains documents prepared by FPP, information from our partners, and other materials of relevance to indigenous peoples, forest-dependent communities and forests..."