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Honduras - World Bank REDD Project Not Consulting Indigenous Peoples

Support from the Ford Foundation for The Indigenous Peoples Confederation of Honduras's right to consultation.

The statement calls on the Government of Honduras to withdraw the draft REDD Readiness Proposal it submitted to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility

More… Mar 05, 2012

Waking from a dream in Bolivia

The TIPNIS victory that never was

"The peoples’ cry to defend TIPNIS had been heard; “Evo Pueblo” had lived up to his moniker, even if only under extreme pressure, and had listened to his constituents. He even said so himself: “The TIPNIS issue is resolved,” he declared. “This is governing by obeying the people.”...Or so we thought."

More… Feb 20, 2012

There's More to Conservation Than Tigers and Pandas

"Despite the millions donated to multi-national conservation NGOs, they continue to fail to even save those species that undoubtedly pull in most of their funds."

From Sophie Pritchard "Little plug for Just Conservation in this blog:-.."

More… Feb 08, 2012

Revisiting Loliondo - a Safari Report

More from Susanna's blog 'View from the Termite Mound'.

"I don’t know what to do except to ask those reading this blog but please do not travel with operators like Thomson Safaris that participate in the Tanzanian government's war against pastoralists."

More… Jan 26, 2012

The Corridor - Loliondo

Maasai pastoralists in Loliondo are under the threat of having a massive 1,500-km2 piece of dry season grazing land taken away from them by the Tanzanian government.

The Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism admitted that there had been “excesses” during a hunt by the Brigadier (Deputy Minister for Defence) and the Minister for Defence of UAE, Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum (Ruler of Dubai, Prime Minister and Vice President of UAE), shortly before taking possession of the hunting block.

More… Jul 21, 2011