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IUCN to review and advance implementation of the ‘new conservation paradigm’

Press Release: International Union for the Conservation of Nature to review and advance implementation of the ‘new conservation paradigm’, focusing on rights of indigenous peoples.

Indigenous peoples’ representatives met with Chairs of Commissions of (IUCN) during the Sharing Power conference, in Whakatane, New Zealand, on January 13th, 2011.

More… Feb 18, 2011

Rights Based Approach to Conservation

The aim is for this platform to become a central point for collecting and sharing information and experiences about worldwide initiatives which promote the integration of human rights considerations within conservation practices.

"Failure to conserve biodiversity can undermine the rights of the individuals and local communities.."

More… Jan 14, 2011

Uganda: Securing Indigenous Peoples’ Rights In Conservation: A Review Of South West Uganda

"Mainstream conservation still marginalises and ignores indigenous peoples,..."

United Organisation for Batwa Development in Uganda and Forest Peoples Programme. Media Briefing, Uganda. 11th January 2011.

More… Jan 12, 2011

Sarawak: Corruption Scandal Breaks Over Malaysian UNESCO World Heritage Site

Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmund found to be a shareholder of the Royal Mulu Resort – UNESCO urged to launch an investigation on alleged breaches of the UN Convention against Corruption

"...large sums of public money straight into his own pocket..."

More… Dec 08, 2010

A Letter to the Natural History Museum, London.

"It is my duty to impress on you that the expedition carries an extremely severe risk to the integrity and rights of isolated (uncontacted) indigenous groups...."

From the Director of Iniciativa Amotocodie to Dr Sandy Knapp, Paraguay 2010 Expedition Coordinator

More… Dec 07, 2010

Stop the eviction of families in the Lacandon Jungle

Friends of the Earth International condemn police operations in Chiapas

The evictions were made to make way for palm oil plantations. Your help is needed in calling for an end to the evictions and the proposed development.

More… Nov 11, 2010

Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas - ICCAs

A Bold New Frontier for Conservation

"ICCAs are natural and/or modified ecosystems containing significant biodiversity values, ecological services and cultural values, voluntarily conserved by Indigenous peoples and local communities..."

More… Oct 15, 2010

Bushmen launch appeal over right to water. Survival International. 1st September 2010.

Appeal against Justice Walia's refusal to allow the Bushmen’s application for permission to use a well on their lands.

"The Bushmen launched legal proceedings in a bid to gain access to the well, which the government sealed and capped during the 2002 evictions. Even though the Bushmen have said they will raise the funds required to operate the well, the government claims that they need permission to do so and has refused to give it."

More… Sep 28, 2010