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A network for all who care about the conservation of our world and who want to see it achieved with justice, compassion, dignity and honesty.

Human rights abuses and livelihood impacts.

Ivindo National Park, Gabon.

More… Nov 17, 2016

Open Letter - India's Forest Rights Act

Open letter requesting that India’s Forest Rights Act is implemented and its integrity upheld

More… Nov 10, 2016

Amazon fishery management provides rare 'win-win' for conservation and poverty alleviation

A study into freshwater lake management along the Amazon's most meandering river has demonstrated astounding benefits to local livelihoods in replenishing vitally important fish stocks -- a source of much-needed food and income.

More… Oct 27, 2016

Biodiversity protection versus Indigenous Peoples’ rights to food access in La Amistad Biosphere Reserve, Costa Rica

How do protected areas affect indigenous peoples’ rights to access traditional food?

More… Oct 27, 2016

Sengwer Women’s Experiences of Evictions.

And their involvement in the struggle for Sengwer land rights.

More… Oct 19, 2016

Dead donkeys, pastoralists and poisoned lions.

Conservation in Namibia.

More… Oct 15, 2016

‘We are revolutionaries’: Villagers fight to protect Myanmar’s forests

A community-run conservation initiative in southern Myanmar is using local knowledge to preserve both the environment and their ways of life.

* Deforestation has been trending upward in the Tanintharyi region of southern Myanmar, with the area losing 6 percent of its tree cover in 14 years. Mines and new roads are among the threats to its forest. * A committee formed by a community in Tanintharyi is working to preserve the remaining forest of the Kamoethway river valley. * The organization – Rays of Kamoethway Indigenous People and Nature – has established nine different conservation zones in the region. * But members say another conservation project established by Myanmar's government and funded by oil and gas companies is threatening the community and its conservation efforts.

More… Sep 25, 2016

A total ban on ivory would be disastrous for elephants. Better to legalise it.

Illegal wildlife trade - From First thoughts By Simon Jenkins in The Guardian

Simon Jenkins proposes that "Allowing African farmers to profit from ivory in a carefully controlled market would give them an incentive to conserve wildlife." We ask: Is this either reasonable or realizable?

More… Sep 23, 2016