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The steady decline of Ladakh’s nomadic herders

Military tensions, ecological concerns and a tourism boom, all threaten to wipe out the Changpa tribe’s traditional occupation.

More… Oct 21, 2022

Amidst Government Terror and Lawlessness, the East African Court Fails to Deliver Justice to the Maasai of Loliondo

On 30th September 2022 in Arusha, the East African Court of Justice delivered its ruling in Reference No. 10 of 2017 Ololosokwan Village Council & 3 Others versus the Attorney General of the United Republic of Tanzania.

More… Oct 03, 2022

Regional court dismisses Maasai eviction case against Tanzania

Rights groups said Friday’s ruling sends a dangerous message that Indigenous peoples can be evicted from their land in the name of conservation.

Photo - Maasai rights activists from the Maa Unity Agenda group march to protest outside the Tanzanian high commission in Nairobi, Kenya [File: Ben Curtis/AP]

More… Oct 02, 2022

Bedouin community fear Galilee conservation plan is part of a bid to ‘uproot’ them.

Nature and Parks Authority faces opposition to planned wildlife corridor near Haifa, which environmentalists say is an important part of efforts to protect endangered animals

More… Sep 09, 2022

Dubai royal family driving out thousands of Maasai to oblige rich foreign hunters

Maasai are being evicted from a Tanzanian wildlife paradise to make way for neocolonial land grabs by the Dubai royal family. The reason? The right to hunt unhindered for the next 30 years.

More… Aug 25, 2022

«Hemos luchado en contra de muchas autoridades para defender el parque Kaa-Iya»: Jorge Banegas, guardaparque en Bolivia

Jorge Banegas Franco, del Parque Nacional del Gran Chaco Kaa-Iya de Bolivia recibió el Premio Internacional de Guardaparques otorgado por la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza y la Comisión Mundial de Áreas Protegidas. El guardaparque boliviano es miembro del pueblo indígena chiquitano y lleva 22 años trabajando en el área protegida más grande de Bolivia. En esta entrevista habla de la importancia del parque, de sus experiencias y las presiones que enfrenta la gran biodiversidad de la zona.

More… Aug 11, 2022

The Indigenous Guard of the Shipibo people confront exclusionary conservation in Peru and propose an Indigenous Ecological Area

FPP - Press Release - In Spanish

La Guardia indígena del pueblo shipibo en Perú a través de un reciente pronunciamiento interpela al paradigma de la conservación excluyente en la región de Ucayali, donde el Área de Conservación Regional (ACR) Lago Imiria ha recortado el acceso a diversas estrategias de medios de vida de las comunidades locales y tampoco ha sido gestionada debidamente por las autoridades ambientales que la crearon. La Guardia exige un modelo alternativo como área de conservación indígena.

More… Jul 29, 2022

Uganda Wildlife Authority station in Kween occupied by Benet community members to protest forcible evictions and abuses of their human rights

FPP - Press Release

On July 14, women and children of the Mosopisyek of Benet started peacefully occupying the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) station, Piswa, in Kween district, Uganda, to protest the current evictions taking place in Mt. Elgon and to demand release of their animals, which were impounded by the Uganda Wildlife Agency.

More… Jul 29, 2022