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Botswana has found her voice about elephants – but will we listen?

Botswana elephants – to trophy hunt and cull, or not? The current international furore over a Botswana government White Paper (discussion document) regarding elephant management necessitates an understanding of the entire picture. This is one of a series of opinion pieces on the subject published by Africa Geographic

More… Feb 28, 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

November of Terror and Silence in Loliondo has Turned into Christmas of Terror and Silence.

The situation is far, far too painful and help is needed from anyone with some influence.

Fear and silence have continued into December. In November Tanzanian soldiers could torture and chase away people, and burn their bomas, in serious violation of interim orders issued by the East Africa Court of Justice, while all leaders in Loliondo stayed silent – and cattle were illegally detained on village land. Beatings continue, and on 21st December 12 bomas (or per other accounts 11 bomas/24 houses) were burned in the Leken area of Kirtalo village.

More… Dec 28, 2018

How Native American tribes are bringing back the bison from brink of extinction.

The continent’s largest land mammal plays crucial role in spiritual lives of the tribes

More… Dec 12, 2018