Billionaire's elephant-hunting safaris implicated in "Pygmy” abuses
Survival International has learned that an elephant-hunting safari operation jointly owned by a French billionaire has been implicated in human rights abuses against local Baka “Pygmies” and their neighbors, including illegal evictions and torture.
Nov 19, 2016
Human rights abuses and livelihood impacts.
Ivindo National Park, Gabon.
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
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.
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?
Oct 27, 2016
Sengwer Women’s Experiences of Evictions.
And their involvement in the struggle for Sengwer land rights.
Oct 19, 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.
Sep 25, 2016