Book review: The Big Conservation Lie.
“Hero worship in conservation is as old as wildlife conservation itself. The subjects of this worship are invariably white men and women who are lionized for taking to a life of selfless service of the wilderness and its residents.”
Jul 13, 2017
Revealed: Bronx Zoo organization funds serious human rights abuses.
Vast swathes of the Bayaka's ancestral homelands in the Republic of Congo have been taken over without their consent by loggers and big conservation NGOs.
Jun 29, 2017
Legal victory for Kenya hunter-gatherers
Hunter-gatherers in Kenya have won an eight-year court battle against the government's plan to evict them from their ancestral land in the Mau Forest.
May 28, 2017
WWF and the Loggers.
A brief history of greenwashing in the Congo basin. A Survival Int. report.
"None of WWF’s partners that feature here has received or even sought the consent of the tribal peoples whose forests it is destroying. WWF should not enter any relationship with a company that fails to obey the law or respect tribal rights, something that it recognized when it drew up its policy on
human rights. Yet WWF has violated this policy time and again."
May 14, 2017
More evictions of the Sengwer in the Embobut Forest, Kenya.
On 2 April 2017, Kenya Forest Service guards violently attacked Elias Kimaiyo, a Sengwer community leader. The Forest Guards were burning houses belonging to the Sengwer. Kimaiyo was taking photographs.
Apr 08, 2017
As drought sweeps Kenya, herders invade farms and old wounds are reopened.
Threatened by famine, pastoralists have turned to violence.
Mar 22, 2017
View from the Termite Mound.
Susanna Nordlund's blog about threats against Maasai land in Loliondo - Thomson Safaris, OBC and ruthless hypocrisy.
Minister Maghembe Declares War on the Maasai of Loliondo - The dry season became catastrophic. There were more meetings by the RC’s committee.
Herders were shot by Senapa rangers. The Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism made a declaration that the land had to be taken - flanked by OBC’s journalists. The councillors protested the minister’s declaration. The situation is terrifying.
Jan 30, 2017
Leaked WWF report on the Baka in Cameroon.
“Many cases of abuse and human rights violations are reported by the communities”
Earlier this week, Survival International announced that it has received a leaked copy of a 2015 WWF report into the impact of its conservation activities in Cameroon on the Baka indigenous peoples. WWF had previously denied the existence of the report.
Jan 26, 2017