A young Batwa boy has been killed in a national park while trying to access traditional medicine.
On Saturday 26 August, the boy and his father were shot at by eco-guards. The father was badly wounded but escaped but his son was killed.
Sep 15, 2017
The shady past of Parks Canada:
Forced out, Indigenous people are forging a comeback.
Among Indigenous leaders, there is more talk of a day when their people will return to the parks — not to amuse tourists, but to live and work.
Sep 08, 2017
WWF Violating Indigenous Rights – Complaint Abandoned
Stephen Corry of SI explains how the process unwound.
Survival International has today abandoned trying to get a resolution to our formal complaint that the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is violating international standards about corporate responsibility, and is reverting to using public pressure to try and stop the abuses.
Sep 05, 2017
As India celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi, conflict rages with elephants.
A deadly conflict is underway in India as forests and grasslands are constantly shrinking which has forced animals to fight for space with human population.
Aug 25, 2017
Protests in Bolivia Against Renewed Road Plans for TIPNIS Rainforest.
Community leaders and environmentalists rally to protect Isiboro Sécure National Park and Indigenous Territory, cause of massive 2011 protests.
Aug 15, 2017
Illegal Arson Attack in Loliondo.
Rangers Say that They Have Started an Operation to Evict the Maasai from the 1,500 km2 Osero
Aug 14, 2017
Elephant and tiger attacks highlight India's wildlife conflict.
Members of the Paharia tribe living in the upper hill regions of India's Jharkhand state have been spending sleepless nights.
Aug 12, 2017
Brazil’s Temer threatens constitutional indigenous land rights.
President Temer, influenced by the rural lobby in congress whose votes he needs to not be tried by the Supreme Court on corruption charges, has okayed new criteria meant to delegitimize indigenous land boundary claims, legal experts say.- One rule rejects any indigenous demarcation of land where Indians were not physically present on a traditional territory in 1988, which would disqualify many legitimate claims. - Another allows government to undertake “strategic” public works, such as dams and roads, without indigenous consent, violating the International Labor Organization’s 169 Convention, signed by Brazil.- The administration also introduced a bill likely to be passed by congress that reclassifies 349,000 hectares (1,347 square miles) of Jamanxim National Forest in the Amazon, gutting protections, allowing economic activities — logging, ranching, farming and mining — and legitimizing land grabs there.
Aug 02, 2017