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A network for all who care about the conservation of our world and who want to see it achieved with justice, compassion, dignity and honesty.

WWF responds to Survival International’s criticisms:

“Protecting our planet is as much about respecting the rights of the people that depend on it as it is about protecting wildlife”

Recently, Survival International published a report titled, “How will we Survive?” It documents in detail the impact on indigenous communities of the national parks, logging concessions and trophy hunting zones that have been imposed on vast areas of land in the Congo Basin. The report is critical of the roles of the World Wildlife Fund and the Wildlife Conservation Society have played in conservation in the Congo.

More… Oct 13, 2017

How will we survive?

Survival International accuses WWF and WCS of supporting violence against indigenous people in the Congo Basin

National parks, logging concessions and trophy hunting zones have been imposed on vast areas of land in the Congo Basin. A new report by Survival International documents how the World Wildlife Fund and the Wildlife Conservation Society have played a key role in this carve up of indigenous peoples’ lands.

More… Oct 12, 2017

What works?

Protected areas, indigenous territories, and conservation concessions in Peru.

“State-controlled protected areas (PAs) have dominated conservation strategies globally, yet their performance relative to other governance regimes is rarely assessed comprehensively. Furthermore, performance indicators of forest PAs are typically restricted to deforestation, although the extent of forest degradation is greater.”

More… Sep 27, 2017

Illegal Arson Attack in Loliondo.

Rangers Say that They Have Started an Operation to Evict the Maasai from the 1,500 km2 Osero

More… Aug 14, 2017

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.”

More… Jul 13, 2017

The Necessary Alliance between Conservationists and Rights Advocates.

Degradation of biodiversity is a double injustice that destroys ecosystems and impoverishes indigenous peoples.

More… Apr 18, 2017

To conserve tropical forests and wildlife, protect the rights of people who rely on them.

Many of our planet’s most beautiful areas are also sites of intense conflicts. In a recent example, traditional herdsmen in February took over the land around Mount Kenya, which is a World Heritage Site and biodiversity hotspot, burning down the tourist lodge and bringing in thousands of cattle to graze.

More… Apr 08, 2017

Conservation violence:

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.

More… Apr 08, 2017