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A network for all who care about the conservation of our world and who want to see it achieved with justice, compassion, dignity and honesty.

Forest Rights Lost.

Evictions Loom Over a Million Adivasis.

How can the competing issues of conservation and indigenous rights work in harmony to ensure both forests and the livelihoods of their inhabitants are protected?

More… Mar 09, 2019

How the FRA Is Being Cut Down to Size, and Tribals With It.

It is scandalous that the fate of a million people can rest on the abdication of responsibility and a deliberate act of omission by the government.

More… Feb 24, 2019

Nearly 20 Lakh Tribals Vulnerable to Eviction Thanks to Supreme Court Order

A lawyer said that the Supreme Court may have "overstepped".

More… Feb 23, 2019

Seeking More Compensation, Tribal People Attack Forest Department Personnel

"We feel as though it is only our duty to conserve and preserve forests and wildlife – and not the duty of everyone.”

More… Feb 23, 2019

Millions of forest-dwelling indigenous people in India to be evicted

Critics say supreme court ruling constitutes ‘mass eviction in name of conservation’

Millions of Indians face eviction after the country’s supreme court ruled that indigenous people illegally living on forest land should move. Campaigners for the rights of tribal and forest-dwelling people have called the court’s decision on Wednesday “an unprecedented disaster” and “the biggest mass eviction in the name of conservation, ever”.

More… Feb 22, 2019

Taking Some of the Pain out of Human–Wildlife Conflict

Tigers, leopards, elephants and more wreak havoc on farms and villages in India, but a compensation program can ease the sting—and conserve the animals

More… Feb 07, 2019

Displaced villagers in Myanmar at odds with UK charity over land conservation.

Karen people in Tanintharyi region fear project to protect 800,000-acre area will cut them off from ancestral lands.

A British conservation charity has become embroiled in a row with villagers displaced by civil war in Myanmar over plans to protect pristine forests housing wild Asian elephants, tigers and sun bears.

More… Nov 02, 2018

“If the national park comes, how will we survive?”

Karen indigenous peoples make formal complaint to the Global Environment Facility about the Ridge to Reef conservation project in Myanmar.

More… Jul 22, 2018