Criminalising Forest-Dwellers Has Not Helped India’s Forests or Wildlife.
It’s Time for a New Deal.
Instead of evicting forest-dwelling communities for engaging in traditional activities in protected areas and reserved forests, the government should use them for co-management.
May 31, 2017
Legal victory for Kenya hunter-gatherers
Hunter-gatherers in Kenya have won an eight-year court battle against the government's plan to evict them from their ancestral land in the Mau Forest.
May 28, 2017
WWF and the Loggers.
A brief history of greenwashing in the Congo basin. A Survival Int. report.
"None of WWF’s partners that feature here has received or even sought the consent of the tribal peoples whose forests it is destroying. WWF should not enter any relationship with a company that fails to obey the law or respect tribal rights, something that it recognized when it drew up its policy on
human rights. Yet WWF has violated this policy time and again."
May 14, 2017
Why Russia’s Indigenous People Are Wary of National Parks.
Russia’s northern Indigenous people have reason to view their national parks system with suspicion. Park boundaries are sometimes rolled back to make way for resource development, while protected areas often pose an impediment to traditional hunting and fishing activities.
May 14, 2017
Don’t confer forest rights to tribals in critical tiger habitats: NTCA.
National Tiger Conservation Authority’s decision on tribals and forest dwellers draws criticism from CPM leader Brinda Karat.
India’s nodal tiger authority has asked tiger range states not to confer forest rights to any tribal or forest dwelling communities in critical tiger habitats.
Apr 19, 2017
To conserve tropical forests and wildlife, protect the rights of people who rely on them.
Many of our planet’s most beautiful areas are also sites of intense conflicts. In a recent example, traditional herdsmen in February took over the land around Mount Kenya, which is a World Heritage Site and biodiversity hotspot, burning down the tourist lodge and bringing in thousands of cattle to graze.
Apr 08, 2017
More evictions of the Sengwer in the Embobut Forest, Kenya.
On 2 April 2017, Kenya Forest Service guards violently attacked Elias Kimaiyo, a Sengwer community leader. The Forest Guards were burning houses belonging to the Sengwer. Kimaiyo was taking photographs.
Apr 08, 2017
Respecting human rights: the key to elephant conservation
"It’s time for a new model of conservation: one that holds human rights at its core."
Apr 04, 2017