Tags Archives: Conservation & preserves

Environmental Protector Murdered in the Philippines

Image: PRO MIMAROPA by Liam Campbell Forest ranger Bienvinido “Toto” Veguilla, Jr. was murdered last week while attempting to stop illegal loggers from ransacking a section of forest in the Philippines. Veguilla was on a routine patrol in the Sitio Kinawagan, Barangay Pasadeña region when he and fellow rangers discovered a group of illegal loggers … Continue reading Environmental Protector Murdered in the Philippines

WWF-Funded Guards Helped Poachers, Then Tortured Informant Who Tried to Stop Them

Featured image: The collusion between officials and poachers was exposed in India’s Down to Earth magazine. © Down to Earth      by Survival International Park officials in India’s Rajaji Tiger Reserve colluded with poachers in the killing of endangered leopards, tigers and pangolin, according to an investigation by a senior wildlife officer. The accused … Continue reading WWF-Funded Guards Helped Poachers, Then Tortured Informant Who Tried to Stop Them

The Baka Peoples Don’t Want To Be Sacrificed for Conservation

Featured image: A man from a village near the proposed Messok Dja national park shows scars from a beating he received at the hands of ecoguards supported and funded by World Wildlife Fund. © Fiore Longo/Survival International      by Gabriella Rutherford, Survival International / Intercontinental Cry The dense Messok Dja rainforest has been home to … Continue reading The Baka Peoples Don’t Want To Be Sacrificed for Conservation

“Disaster” As Indian Supreme Court Orders Eviction of “8 million” Tribespeople

Featured image: Many tribes, like some Chenchu, have already been evicted after their lands were turned into tiger reserves. Now millions more face eviction. © Survival International      by Survival International India’s Supreme Court has ordered the eviction of up to 8 million tribal and other forest-dwelling people, in what campaigners have described as “an … Continue reading “Disaster” As Indian Supreme Court Orders Eviction of “8 million” Tribespeople

Uncontacted Tribes’ Rights Recognized in Peru’s Historic Land Pledge

Featured image: The Mashco Piro have been increasingly entering into contact with outsiders. The new reserves are intended to ensure uncontacted groups’ lands remain undisturbed. © Jean-Paul Van Belle      by Survival International Peru is to create two Amazonian reserves for the protection of uncontacted tribes , covering more than 2.5 million hectares. At least seven … Continue reading Uncontacted Tribes’ Rights Recognized in Peru’s Historic Land Pledge

India: Tribes threatened by Conservation, Plan Historic Protest

Featured image: Baiga women threatened with illegal eviction, Achanakmar Tiger Reserve. The villagers are determined to stay and say they don’t want to leave their forest home. © Survival International      by Survival International Hundreds of Baiga people from the area that inspired Kipling’s The Jungle Book are rallying to oppose the authorities’ attempts to evict … Continue reading India: Tribes threatened by Conservation, Plan Historic Protest

Congo Republic: Baka “Pygmies” Beaten and Arrested

Featured image: The Baka are better at looking after their environment than anyone else. © Selcen Kucukustel/Atlas      by Survival International Four Baka – two women and two men – were beaten up by eco-guards in the Republic of Congo last week. The Baka had just returned to their village, after spending the day in the … Continue reading Congo Republic: Baka “Pygmies” Beaten and Arrested

Conservation Giants Implicated in Public Health Crises Among “Pygmies”

Featured image: A recent epidemic in the Republic of Congo is said to have been aggravated by the loss of indigenous peoples’ resources due to conservation and logging projects. © C. Fornellino Romero/Survival International      by Survival International A Congolese organization has recently raised concerns that conservation contributed to the deaths of several dozen children, mostly … Continue reading Conservation Giants Implicated in Public Health Crises Among “Pygmies”

India: Tiger Authority Denounced by Government Experts for Violating Tribal Rights

Featured image: This Baiga woman was evicted from Kanha tiger reserve. © Survival International      by Survival International India’s National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) is coming under increasing pressure over its illegal order banning the recognition of tribal forest rights in tiger reserves. The order prompted Survival International to launch a global tourism boycott in November. … Continue reading India: Tiger Authority Denounced by Government Experts for Violating Tribal Rights

First Rights of Nature Easement Established in Hawaii

Private landowner on Kaua’i legally recognizes nature’s rights      by Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund HAWAII: For the first time, ecosystems and natural communities on eight acres of land on the island of Kaua’i possess legal rights to exist, thrive, regenerate, and evolve. This is the first Rights of Nature conservation easement on the Hawaiian … Continue reading First Rights of Nature Easement Established in Hawaii