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Code of conduct needed for ocean conservation, study says.

A diverse group of the world's leading experts in marine conservation is calling for a Hippocratic Oath for ocean conservation ? Not unlike the pledge physicians take to uphold specific ethical standards when practicing medicine.

More… May 19, 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.

More… 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.

More… Apr 19, 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."

More… Apr 04, 2017

As drought sweeps Kenya, herders invade farms and old wounds are reopened.

Threatened by famine, pastoralists have turned to violence.

More… Mar 22, 2017

First Nations call for more say in park system at national conference

'Indigenous protected areas reach their full potential when there are people in them, taking care of them'

Giving Indigenous people a greater say in the operation of national parks and the creation of new protected areas is on the agenda at a major conference in Alberta this week. First Nations leaders and officials from the federal and provincial governments will review proposals that could give more legal weight to protected areas designated by bands, said Steve Nitah, a delegate to the Canadian Parks Conference being held over four days starting Wednesday in Banff.

More… Mar 08, 2017

India’s militant rhino protectors are challenging traditional views of how conservation works.

In Kaziranga, a national park in north-eastern India, rangers shoot people to protect rhinos.

More… Feb 12, 2017

Amazon Indigenous REDD+: an innovative approach to conserve Colombian forests?

An authority that represents indigenous organizations of the nine Amazonian countries proposes a conservation initiative in which cultural traditions and ancestral knowledge form the basis for development.

The Amazon Indigenous REDD+ (RIA) initiative led in Colombia by the indigenous organization OPIAC is being implemented in the departments of Amazonas and Guainia, territories made up of 169 indigenous reservations of 56 different villages, not counting the populations that are in voluntary isolation. In 2012, the reservation of the Upper Basin of the Inírida River (CMARI), inside the Puinawai Nature Reserve, was chosen as the location of the first pilot implementation project of RIA in Colombia, which had its official presentation at COP18, the 18th meeting of the UN Climate Change Conference. For indigenous communities in the Amazon, it is important that their ancestral traditions are recognized as the basis for the implementation of RIA and used as a mechanism to safeguard Amazonian biodiversity.

More… Jan 06, 2017