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
The Necessary Alliance between Conservationists and Rights Advocates.
Degradation of biodiversity is a double injustice that destroys ecosystems and impoverishes indigenous peoples.
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.
Apr 08, 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
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
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
Vicious Media Campaign for the Renewal of the 1,500 km2 Land Grab Threat in Loliondo.
Vicious media campaign and aborted visit by the PM.
Dec 12, 2016