Displaced villagers in Myanmar at odds with UK charity over land conservation.
Karen people in Tanintharyi region fear project to protect 800,000-acre area will cut them off from ancestral lands.
A British conservation charity has become embroiled in a row with villagers displaced by civil war in Myanmar over plans to protect pristine forests housing wild Asian elephants, tigers and sun bears.
Nov 02, 2018
Court grants an interim order restraining the government of Tanzania from evicting residents in the land bordering Serengeti National Park
Press release from the East African Court and comments from The East African and The View from the Termite Mound
East African Court of Justice, Arusha, 25th September, 2018: The First Instance Division has granted an interim order restraining the government of Tanzania and its agents from evicting the residents of Ololosokwan Village Council and 3 other Villages from the disputed land bordering Serengeti National Park.
Oct 02, 2018
Fortress conservation in Kahuzi-Biéga National Park.
Evictions and extrajudicial killing.
The Kahuzi-Biéga National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was established in 1970 by a Belgian photographer and conservationist Adrien Deschryver. In creating the park, almost 6,000 Batwa indigenous people were violently evicted from the area.
Sep 15, 2018
“If the national park comes, how will we survive?”
Karen indigenous peoples make formal complaint to the Global Environment Facility about the Ridge to Reef conservation project in Myanmar.
Jul 22, 2018
A Decade since Trent Keegan was Murdered and Thomson Safaris Continue Occupying Maasai Land.
View from the Termite Mound A blog about threats against Maasai land in Loliondo - Thomson Safaris, OBC and ruthless hypocrisy.
In this blog post: - Tanzania Breweries Limited; Thomson Safaris take Maasai land as their nature refuge; Lesinko shot at Enashiva Nature Refuge; Trent murdered; 2009 drought; The sign; First international article; The PM’s “report”; Unanswered UN letters; The court cases; Becoming a blogger; The negotiations; Children beaten; Five herders prosecuted for trespass; Killing a website; More journalists in trouble; Olunjai shot; The big intimidation campaign in Loliondo; Charity as a weapon – and recently buying who could not be bought; Current silence.
Jun 14, 2018
Illegal evictions of Baiga indigenous people from India’s Kanha National Park.
In March 2017, India’s National Tiger Conservation Authority issued a notice asking 17 states to suspend the rights of indigenous peoples and other forest dwellers in critical tiger habitats.
Mar 20, 2018
"Too scared to go into the forest.”
Complaint abandoned, but systematic human rights violations continue for indigenous Baka communities in Cameroon.
Jan 31, 2018
A call to action by Rain Forest UK.
Call to action for a “zero tolerance” policy concerning human rights abuses in conservation programmes.
This is an important campaign for justice but we ask whether all the potential parties to the injustices claimed are represented here. For example the letter fails to mention the French company Rougier or the French Government which ought to be concerned about the behaviour of an important French company whose interests the eco-guards were protecting.
Dec 09, 2017