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December 2010 Archives

The Andaman Jarawa - Is conflict brewing?

"How will the administration control people living within the buffer from moving around?"...

"The Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lt. General (Retd) Bhopinder Singh today assured people ..... there is no need for the public to panic."

More… Dec 18, 2010

Video - 'Paraguayan govt raids offices of NGO opposing Chaco research.'

Amnesty International admonishes the Paraguayan government.

Human rights group Amnesty International has strongly admonished the Paraguayan government for raiding the offices of a local NGO that had questioned the impact on indigenous people of a British Natural History Museum expedition to Paraguay's remote Chaco forest.

More… Dec 17, 2010

Bolivia - Madidi National Park and the Curse of Petroleum.

Environmental organisations in Bolivia are waging a crusade to protect Madidi National Park against bids to tap into its petroleum reserves, build hydroelectric dams and promote human settlement in the country's largest nature preserve.

"Fernández suggested that effective alternatives are needed to fight poverty in the area.."

More… Dec 15, 2010

Seeking New Paths to Conservation

Draft background paper - Seeking New Paths to Conservation Workshop, "SHARING POWER" Conference (January 2011)

This paper is intended to provoke discussion and generate better, shared understanding of the problems, the opportunities, and the options for nurturing concrete actions toward more socially-just and ecologically-sustainable conservation and development in significantly-large, geographically-defined places. The aim is to brainstorm ways to re-vision conservation as an integrated principle of "development", not conservation as set-asides nor partnerships with development plans and agents responsible for environmental damages and human rights violations. Please send comments, corrections, suggestions and additional information to janisalcorn@yahoo.com DRAFT 10 DECEMBER 2010

More… Dec 11, 2010

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

Wikileaks exposes loss of Chagos islanders’ right to return.

Letter to the Guardian newspaper.

"Colin Roberts, the FCO's director of overseas territories, told the US that there would be no "Man Fridays" on the islands and said: "We do not regret the removal of the population."

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

Whither Botswana ?

Bushmen less insulting than Basarwa - Corry

"The government seems to be reluctant to accept the reality that the Bushmen of the CKGR challenged and defeated it in court over its controversial policy to relocate them."

More… Dec 01, 2010