Are Conservation Organisations Complicit in Ethnic Discrimination?
Answering this question with an example of blatantly racist and coercive imagery endorsed and propagated by two large players in the conservation world, both internationally and in India.
Nov 13, 2017
Concern over plan to rehabilitate tribal families displaced from Nagarahole.
Activists fear project may remain only on paper as there is no clarity on availability of land.
Oct 05, 2017
Elephant and tiger attacks highlight India's wildlife conflict.
Members of the Paharia tribe living in the upper hill regions of India's Jharkhand state have been spending sleepless nights.
Aug 12, 2017
Of human-wildlife interactions.
Human-wildlife conflict management still remains a grey area for conservation practitioners.
Jul 07, 2017
Taiwan aborigines can now legally hunt for food.
Taiwan's indigenous people finally granted the legal right to hunt wild game for food and tradition.
Jun 11, 2017
Criminalising Forest-Dwellers Has Not Helped India’s Forests or Wildlife.
It’s Time for a New Deal.
Instead of evicting forest-dwelling communities for engaging in traditional activities in protected areas and reserved forests, the government should use them for co-management.
May 31, 2017
An Inquiry into the Status of Implementation of the Forest Rights Act.
World over, the territories of indigenous people overlap with the rich bio-diverse areas. Their identity, traditional practices, customary laws, and livelihood are tightly inter-linked to their land and natural resources. Protection and management of natural resources ensure their survival, physically as well as culturally. These forest and nature-dependent communities are increasingly coming in conflict with their respective governments and powerful corporations due to the rise in urbanization, changing economic factors, and push for mega projects across the globe, thereby making it more difficult for them to secure their basic rights and access to land and natural resources. Similar to the global trend, the rights of tribal and other forestdwelling communities in India, who constitute eight per cent (2011 Census) of the country’s population, are also being expropriated leaving them further marginalized.
May 28, 2017
Why Russia’s Indigenous People Are Wary of National Parks.
Russia’s northern Indigenous people have reason to view their national parks system with suspicion. Park boundaries are sometimes rolled back to make way for resource development, while protected areas often pose an impediment to traditional hunting and fishing activities.
May 14, 2017