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Fortress conservation in Kahuzi-Biéga National Park.

Evictions and extrajudicial killing.

The Kahuzi-Biéga National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was established in 1970 by a Belgian photographer and conservationist Adrien Deschryver. In creating the park, almost 6,000 Batwa indigenous people were violently evicted from the area.

More… Sep 15, 2018

A tale of HE, SHE, WE, and me

From Thinking like a human - Conservation for the 21st century

More… Aug 25, 2018

The future of forest conservation.

History is being made in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Local communities have participated in redrawing the borders of a nature reserve. They now seek effective participation in the management of the reserve. If successful, this experience could become a model for future conservation projects.

More… Aug 03, 2018

Indigenous peoples are crucial for conservation – a quarter of all land is in their hands.

More… Aug 03, 2018

HE DARES TO CHALLENGE KENYA'S 'BIG CONSERVATION LIE'

Mordecai Ogada’s “people first” mantra rankles fellow conservationists, whom he compares to colonists.

OGADA CALLS HIS FELLOW ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTISTS “PROSTITUTES,” EXPLAINING THEY WILL FIND A “SIMPLISTIC SOLUTION TO FEED BACK INTO DONORS LOOKING FOR INSTANT GRATIFICATION.”

More… Aug 03, 2018

Do Conservation Strategies Need to Be More Compassionate?

Some scientists and ethicists are criticizing traditional conservation strategies, which they say focus on saving valued species while discounting the lives of less charismatic animals. Will these advocates of “compassionate conservation” point the way to new approaches, or are they simply being naïve?

More… Jul 22, 2018

DRC adopts a strategy that will bolster community forestry, conservation group says.

A new community forestry strategy in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could help provide Congolese communities with a say in the management of the country’s forests. A group of local and international organizations, government agencies and community groups developed the strategy to strengthen the capacity of provincial authorities and ensure that the country’s community forestry laws do in fact include and benefit communities. The plan calls for an “experimental phase” over the next five years to gradually provide access to areas of the roughly 700,000 square kilometres (more than 270,000 square miles) of available forest through community management permits.

More… Jul 22, 2018

HOW CONSERVATION BECAME COLONIALISM.

Indigenous people, not environmentalists, are the key to protecting the world’s most precious ecosystems.

More… Jul 22, 2018