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Amazon fishery management provides rare 'win-win' for conservation and poverty alleviation

A study into freshwater lake management along the Amazon's most meandering river has demonstrated astounding benefits to local livelihoods in replenishing vitally important fish stocks -- a source of much-needed food and income.

More… Oct 27, 2016

Biodiversity protection versus Indigenous Peoples’ rights to food access in La Amistad Biosphere Reserve, Costa Rica

How do protected areas affect indigenous peoples’ rights to access traditional food?

More… Oct 27, 2016

Endangered: A Bird and a Tribe

The fate of a mysterious hummingbird — and that of the indigenous population that shares its territory — hangs by a thread.

"I would not find easy answers, but rather lessons both unexpected and essential in the complex ethics of conservation."

More… Jul 21, 2016

Communities lead the way in rainforest conservation in Guatemala

In the Maya Biosphere Reserve concessions where local communities sustainably harvest forest products have proved a boon for people and the forest alike — but their future is uncertain. Mongabay correspondent Sandra Cuffe investigates the complex forces at play in her series exploring challenges in the Maya Biosphere Reserve.

More… Jun 11, 2016

Island in a Storm

A conflict between the government and indigenous people threatens one of Brazil’s most unique national parks.

Every year, the forest becomes a veritable inferno as it is set ablaze to facilitate dragging nets along lake bottoms and to make room for illegal cattle pastures. Over the last 10 years, satellites have recorded 3,611 fires inside the park, according to the National Institute for Space Research.

More… Jun 08, 2015

Partnering for Conservation benefits Tacana people

"People asked who it was going to benefit, and how," he said. "They worried that we would lose our traditions."

The idea of a tourism venture first arose in 1998, three years after the park was created. It took another five years to bring it to fruition with assistance from several international non-profit groups, says Constantino Nay, general manager of the tourism operation.

More… Mar 05, 2015

Communities Encouraged to Aid Conservation In Peru

In Peru’s vast northeastern region, where roads are scarce and forests abundant, crackdowns on the illegal plundering of timber, fish, and wildlife are sporadic and expensive. To fill the gap, the Peruvian National Park Service and non-profit conservation organizations encourage community groups to patrol their lakes and forests and control fishing and hunting.

More… Feb 21, 2015

Indigenous territories play dual role as homelands and protected areas

Conservation conundrum: indigenous territories or government protected areas

An article by Barbara Fraser, A Mongabay Special Reporting Initiative Fellow - January 22, 2015. This article was produced under Mongabay.org's Special Reporting Initiatives (SRI) program.

More… Jan 28, 2015