Ensuring ‘Just’ Conservation?
Do conservation organisations need a code of conduct? A contributed discussion from Jo Woodman and Gordon Bennett
"The big conservation organizations have committed themselves to respect indigenous rights in a multitude of policies and statements. None of these are binding...."
Jan 12, 2011
The Andaman Jarawa - Is conflict brewing?
"How will the administration control people living within the buffer from moving around?"...
"The Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lt. General (Retd) Bhopinder Singh today assured people ..... there is no need for the public to panic."
Dec 18, 2010
Video - 'Paraguayan govt raids offices of NGO opposing Chaco research.'
Amnesty International admonishes the Paraguayan government.
Human rights group Amnesty International has strongly admonished the Paraguayan government for raiding the offices of a local NGO that had questioned the impact on indigenous people of a British Natural History Museum expedition to Paraguay's remote Chaco forest.
Dec 17, 2010
Bolivia - Madidi National Park and the Curse of Petroleum.
Environmental organisations in Bolivia are waging a crusade to protect Madidi National Park against bids to tap into its petroleum reserves, build hydroelectric dams and promote human settlement in the country's largest nature preserve.
"Fernández suggested that effective alternatives are needed to fight poverty in the area.."
Dec 15, 2010
Seeking New Paths to Conservation
Draft background paper - Seeking New Paths to Conservation Workshop, "SHARING POWER" Conference (January 2011)
This paper is intended to provoke discussion and generate better, shared understanding of the problems, the opportunities, and the options for nurturing concrete actions toward more socially-just and ecologically-sustainable conservation and development in significantly-large, geographically-defined places. The aim is to brainstorm ways to re-vision conservation as an integrated principle of "development", not conservation as set-asides nor partnerships with development plans and agents responsible for environmental damages and human rights violations. Please send comments, corrections, suggestions and additional information to email@example.com DRAFT 10 DECEMBER 2010
Dec 11, 2010
Sarawak: Corruption Scandal Breaks Over Malaysian UNESCO World Heritage Site
Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmund found to be a shareholder of the Royal Mulu Resort – UNESCO urged to launch an investigation on alleged breaches of the UN Convention against Corruption
"...large sums of public money straight into his own pocket..."
Dec 08, 2010
Wikileaks exposes loss of Chagos islanders’ right to return.
Letter to the Guardian newspaper.
"Colin Roberts, the FCO's director of overseas territories, told the US that there would be no "Man Fridays" on the islands and said: "We do not regret the removal of the population."
Dec 08, 2010
A Letter to the Natural History Museum, London.
"It is my duty to impress on you that the expedition carries an extremely severe risk to the integrity and rights of isolated (uncontacted) indigenous groups...."
From the Director of Iniciativa Amotocodie to Dr Sandy Knapp, Paraguay 2010 Expedition Coordinator
Dec 07, 2010