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Our Eclipsed View of Conservation is Driving Human-Animal Conflicts

The ‘human’ in ‘human-wildlife conflicts’ suggests that many drivers of conflicts are the result of poor management, misguided clearance decisions and apathy.

More… Feb 28, 2016

Indigenous communities enhance biodiversity

Research findings that traditional methods of farm cultivation of indigenous communities support biodiversity are fuelling calls from conservationists not to relocate them outside Malaysia’s thinning patches of rainforests.

More… Feb 14, 2016

Dispossession and deforestation in the name of conservation and development

Illegal evictions of adivasi communities from Kanha and Achanakmar National Parks

50 million people are estimated to have been displaced by Modi’s development projects in India, of which about 60% are adivasis. As adivasis account for only 8% of the population of India, this figure is shocking. 50 million people is, as Arundhati Roy points out, ‘almost three times the population of Australia. More than three times the number of refugees that Partition created in India. Ten times the number of Palestinian refugees’.

More… Jan 04, 2016

Indigenous Communities and Biodiversity

Conservationists and Indigenous communities share the aim of preserving biodiversity, even if their incentives differ. That creates a grim irony when tribal peoples are estranged from the environment they have safeguarded, for the sake of safeguarding the environment.

More… Oct 04, 2015

Mass evictions from tiger reserves

Thousands of tribal people from Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh ‘evicted’ in the name of forest conservation. The investigation is sure to trigger a debate.

More… Jul 24, 2015

Legally Protected, Proliferating and Losing Habitat, Elephants Step Up Deadly Struggle With Sri Lankan Villagers

Global Press Institute by Chathuri Dissanayake Monday 27th April, 2015. MORAGODA, SRI LANKA

On the morning of Jan. 22, 2015, Shalika Karunaratne watched helplessly as an enraged elephant chased her father, picked him up and dashed him to the ground like a toy.

More… Apr 28, 2015

Scientists map human-wildlife conflict based on elephant study

Researchers have claimed to have established a "reliable" approach to predict the likely occurrence of human-wildlife conflict which will help conservation scientists to pre-emptively mitigate them and foster co-existence between people and animals.

More… Mar 20, 2015

India's indigenous evictions

The dark side of the Jungle Book

While the world gears up for Jungle Book fever, something sinister is afoot in the forests of India, writes Tom Linton. No, not Shere Khan, but zealous officials illegally evicting indigenous communities from their ancestral forests in the name of 'conservation' - and to make way for tiger tourism. And it's happening across India putting millions of people under threat.

More… Feb 07, 2015