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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

In Tanzania, the Maasai may lose their land – Again.

In Tanzania, a way of life hangs in the balance

More… Jul 11, 2022

East Africa must reject its colonial model of conserving wildlife

‘Fortress’ game reserves displaced the Maasai but ignore the pastoralists’ role in maintaining wildlife and biodiversity

The recent violent evictions of Maasai in Loliondo, Tanzania, to make way for a luxury game reserve is the latest in a long list of examples of community owners of land suffering under a “fortress conservation” model adopted in the heyday of colonialism. And what for? So that others, be they wealthy tourists or royalty, can use swathes of land as their playgrounds.

More… Jun 25, 2022

Loliondo - Tanzania charges 20 Maasai with murder after police officer dies during protests

Lawyers say government is attempting to intimidate pastoralists as thousands flee to Kenya amid escalating row over evictions

More… Jun 25, 2022