India’s Kaziranga national park and the Streisand effect.
Chris Lang from Conservation Watch reviews the debate surrounding Kaziranga's shoot on sight policy.
The controversy over Kaziranga National Park’s brutal anti-poaching policy continues. Over the past 20 years, 106 people have been killed in the park in north-east India. Shockingly, almost half of those people were killed in the past five years.
Mar 11, 2017
India’s militant rhino protectors are challenging traditional views of how conservation works.
In Kaziranga, a national park in north-eastern India, rangers shoot people to protect rhinos.
Feb 12, 2017
Conservationists clash over India's landmark forest rights law
"No rights can be championed, nor wildlife saved, if the forests at the centre of the tussle vanish"
Nov 19, 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
‘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
Police kill two villagers during evictions at Kaziranga national park in India
Two villagers were killed and about 40 injured (plus 18 police) during an eviction this week from India’s Kaziranga National Park in Assam. The Gauhati High Court ordered the eviction of 300 families who were living in three villages in the buffer zone of the national park.
Sep 21, 2016
'We have nothing but our reindeer': conservation threatens ruination for Mongolia's Dukha
One of the world’s smallest ethnic groups is finding its cultural traditions on the wrong side of Mongolian law, putting its very existence in peril
In the Mongolian taiga, or snow forest, a few kilometres from the Russian border, a group of 250 reindeer herders preserve their traditions with care. They dwell, as their ancestors did, in the forest, where they live by hunting, gathering and drinking the milk of their animals. But the creation of a protected area to preserve the wild environment may threaten their survival.
Aug 29, 2016
Guards shoot indigenous boy in India's 'shoot-to-kill' national park
A 7-year old boy has been shot by park guards in Kaziranga national park, India, visited in April by Prince William and Kate, which operates a strict 'shoot first' policy. The incident highlights the government's wider efforts to evict tribal peoples from their forests in the name of conservation.
Jul 21, 2016