India's National Tiger Conservation Authority rides roughshod over the Forest Rights Act.
An order passed by the National Tiger Conservation Authority on March 27, 2017 categorically states that the Forest Rights Act (FRA) will not apply in Tiger Reserves. By doing this, the order not only invalidates the rights of communities who live within Tiger Reserves, but also confuses the provisions of the two laws: the Forest Rights Act and the Wildlife Protection Act.
Feb 02, 2018
Legal recognition in the works for communities occupying Indonesia’s conservation areas.
The Indonesian government plans to formally recognize the occupation and use of land inside conservation areas, including national parks, by local and indigenous communities. The program will grant these communities access to clearly defined areas within these conservation zones, in exchange for managing these areas responsibly and sustainably, and not expanding their encroachment. However, the program could clash with a 2017 presidential regulation that emphasizes resettlement as a solution to human encroachment in conservation areas.
Jan 24, 2018
Why ruthless eviction drive in Assam's wildlife sanctuary raises questions about rights of indigenous people.
The state should stop giving away forest land to big business establishments.
Nov 30, 2017
Are Conservation Organisations Complicit in Ethnic Discrimination?
Answering this question with an example of blatantly racist and coercive imagery endorsed and propagated by two large players in the conservation world, both internationally and in India.
Nov 13, 2017
Concern over plan to rehabilitate tribal families displaced from Nagarahole.
Activists fear project may remain only on paper as there is no clarity on availability of land.
Oct 05, 2017
Elephant and tiger attacks highlight India's wildlife conflict.
Members of the Paharia tribe living in the upper hill regions of India's Jharkhand state have been spending sleepless nights.
Aug 12, 2017
Of human-wildlife interactions.
Human-wildlife conflict management still remains a grey area for conservation practitioners.
Jul 07, 2017
Taiwan aborigines can now legally hunt for food.
Taiwan's indigenous people finally granted the legal right to hunt wild game for food and tradition.
Jun 11, 2017