Tags Archives: Conservation & preserves

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

President Trump’s National Monument Rollback is Illegal and Likely to be Reversed in Court

Featured image: Supporters of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments during a rally Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 in Salt Lake City. AP Photo/Rick Bowmer      by Nicholas Bryner, University of California, Los Angeles; Eric Biber, University of California, Berkeley; Mark Squillace, University of Colorado, and Sean B. Hecht, University of California, Los Angeles / The … Continue reading President Trump’s National Monument Rollback is Illegal and Likely to be Reversed in Court

New Park City Witness: The Problems With “Open Space”

Featured image: Bonanza Flats Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a multi-part series. Browse the New Park City Witness index to read more.      by Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance Before murdering millions during the Holocaust, the Nazis referred to Jews as rats. After murdering 17 people and lobotomizing some of his victims in … Continue reading New Park City Witness: The Problems With “Open Space”

Survival International–WWF OECD talks break down over tribal consent

Featured image: This Baka woman and her husband are among many tribal people in Cameroon who have been beaten by WWF-funded wildlife guards. They were attacked and had their belongings taken from them while they were collecting wild mangoes. © Survival International      by Survival International The landmark mediation talks between Survival and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) … Continue reading Survival International–WWF OECD talks break down over tribal consent

Bronx Zoo Organization Funds Serious Human Rights Abuses

Featured image: Vast swathes of the Bayaka’s ancestral homelands in the Republic of Congo have been taken over without their consent by loggers and big conservation NGOs. © Lambert Coleman      by Survival International An investigation by Survival International has revealed that the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the parent organization of New York’s Bronx … Continue reading Bronx Zoo Organization Funds Serious Human Rights Abuses

Conservation Betrayals in Central India

Throughout India today there are a total of 645 Adivasi communities recognized by the government. With a combined population of about 70 million, these communities maintain an impressive array of cultural identities, languages, customs and economies that go back millennia. But despite their resilience and their relative isolation from the perils of extreme extraction, Adivasis—the Hindi term for Indigenous Peoples—have not been able to escape any of the hardships that other Indigenous Peoples so often face around the world. ... Continue reading →

Survival International Calls on UN to Condemn Shoot on Sight Conservation

Survival International has called on the UN expert on extrajudicial executions to condemn shoot on sight conservation policies. In a letter to the Special Rapporteur charged with the issue, Survival stated that “shoot on sight policies directly affect tribal people who live in or adjacent to ‘protected areas’… particularly when park guards so often fail to distinguish subsistence hunters from commercial poachers.” ... Continue reading →

India: BBC Report on Shoot-On-Sight Conservation, WWF Involvement

Featured image: Kaziranga park guards are heavily armed and instructed to shoot intruders on sight.  © Survival International      by Survival International A BBC investigation has revealed that tribal peoples living around a national park in India are facing arrest and beatings, torture and death under the Park’s notorious “shoot-on-sight” policy. The report for television, … Continue reading India: BBC Report on Shoot-On-Sight Conservation, WWF Involvement