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February 2012 Archives

Video - Ethiopia: A battle for land and water

Part of the Food for 9 Billion series, a NewsHour partnership with the Center for Investigative Reporting

"Many of the relocated communities could face endemic hunger as early as next year, according to Human Rights Watch. Most are still waiting for farms or seed. More than 12 million Ethiopians are currently in need of food assistance. The future for groups like the Anuak grows increasingly uncertain as the global land rush continues not just in Ethiopia, but in dozens of countries......"

More… Feb 28, 2012

Waking from a dream in Bolivia

The TIPNIS victory that never was

"The peoples’ cry to defend TIPNIS had been heard; “Evo Pueblo” had lived up to his moniker, even if only under extreme pressure, and had listened to his constituents. He even said so himself: “The TIPNIS issue is resolved,” he declared. “This is governing by obeying the people.”...Or so we thought."

More… Feb 20, 2012

Video - 'Suits and Savages - Why the World Bank Won't Save the Tiger.'

A video contribution from film maker Zoe Young

"Our film Suits and Savages is over ten years old now, but unfortunately the story we told is still happening again and again: Forest after forest enclosed, fund after environmental fund wasted, people after people losing lands and culture and wildlife still losing ground"

More… Feb 19, 2012

Video - 'Baka - A cry from the rainforest.'

A video posted by Sophie Pritchard. Links inside.

"This programme shows how their lives have changed over 25 years, mining of cobalt, logging and a nature reserve has completely changed their forest and their lives."

More… Feb 17, 2012

Is all of the criticism REDD receives justified?

'Gold' standard for REDD forest conservation project in Colombia's Choco’

"As families returned to their traditional lands after nearly a decade of displacement, the prospect of new conflict between armed land grabbers and communities loomed."

More… Feb 17, 2012

Traditional Communities And No-Take Protected Areas In Brazil

Conflicts And Rights

The study shows that the most of the cases involving conflicts protected areas (around 44.3%) are located in the Atlantic Forest, 30.3% in coastal areas,12.6% in the Amazonian region, 6.3% in the Caatinga ( Northeast Brazil) and 5.0% in the Cerrado (Savanah) and 1.2% in Pantanal.

More… Feb 15, 2012

There's More to Conservation Than Tigers and Pandas

"Despite the millions donated to multi-national conservation NGOs, they continue to fail to even save those species that undoubtedly pull in most of their funds."

From Sophie Pritchard "Little plug for Just Conservation in this blog:-.."

More… Feb 08, 2012

Way Beyond Greenwashing

Have Corporations Captured Big Conservation?

With WWF leading the way, the conservation nonprofits have negotiated approval schemes for “Responsible” and “Sustainable” farmed commodity crops.

More… Feb 07, 2012