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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

Biodiversity protection versus Indigenous Peoples’ rights to food access in La Amistad Biosphere Reserve, Costa Rica

How do protected areas affect indigenous peoples’ rights to access traditional food?

More… Oct 27, 2016

Police kill two villagers during evictions at Kaziranga national park in India

Two villagers were killed and about 40 injured (plus 18 police) during an eviction this week from India’s Kaziranga National Park in Assam. The Gauhati High Court ordered the eviction of 300 families who were living in three villages in the buffer zone of the national park.

More… Sep 21, 2016

Militarised Conservation Threatens DRC’s Indigenous People

This article is the second in a two-part series on the challenges faced by the Democratic Republic of Congo's indigenous Bambuti people around Virunga National Park in North Kivu.

Virunga National Park is considered a sensitive zone for the government because of potential oil exploration, mining and rebel groups.

More… Sep 17, 2016