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Hunting must be regarded as a human right for indigenous and tribal peoples.

Hunting remains a vital means of subsistence and is central to many communities’ identities, so why should they require permission to hunt?

More… Dec 16, 2016

Developmentalism and Conservation Clash Out at Sea.

Representatives of native peoples all over the world are taking part in a meeting during the United Nations Conference on Biodiversity in the resort city of Cancún, Mexico. Indigenous delegates in the summit are defending their rights and their natural resources, which are threatened by climate change, the extractive industries and biopiracy.

More… Dec 14, 2016

Conservation zones exclude indigenous people, drive deforestation.

Without their traditional land managers, reserves in Central America are left vulnerable to corporate interests, report finds.

More… Dec 09, 2016

Indigenous Sengwer leaders request suspension of EU-funded programme in Kenya

In June 2016, the European Union and the Kenyan Government announced a new EU-funded programme: the Water Towers Protection and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Programme. The project aims to preserve ecosystem services in Mount Elgon and the Cherangany Hills.

More… Nov 24, 2016

Conservationists clash over India's landmark forest rights law

"No rights can be championed, nor wildlife saved, if the forests at the centre of the tussle vanish"

More… Nov 19, 2016

Billionaire's elephant-hunting safaris implicated in "Pygmy” abuses

Survival International has learned that an elephant-hunting safari operation jointly owned by a French billionaire has been implicated in human rights abuses against local Baka “Pygmies” and their neighbors, including illegal evictions and torture.

More… Nov 19, 2016

Human rights abuses and livelihood impacts.

Ivindo National Park, Gabon.

More… Nov 17, 2016

Open Letter - India's Forest Rights Act

Open letter requesting that India’s Forest Rights Act is implemented and its integrity upheld

More… Nov 10, 2016