Sarawak: Corruption Scandal Breaks Over Malaysian UNESCO World Heritage Site
Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmund found to be a shareholder of the Royal Mulu Resort – UNESCO urged to launch an investigation on alleged breaches of the UN Convention against Corruption
"...large sums of public money straight into his own pocket..."
Dec 08, 2010
Wikileaks exposes loss of Chagos islanders’ right to return.
Letter to the Guardian newspaper.
"Colin Roberts, the FCO's director of overseas territories, told the US that there would be no "Man Fridays" on the islands and said: "We do not regret the removal of the population."
Dec 08, 2010
A Letter to the Natural History Museum, London.
"It is my duty to impress on you that the expedition carries an extremely severe risk to the integrity and rights of isolated (uncontacted) indigenous groups...."
From the Director of Iniciativa Amotocodie to Dr Sandy Knapp, Paraguay 2010 Expedition Coordinator
Dec 07, 2010
Whither Botswana ?
Bushmen less insulting than Basarwa - Corry
"The government seems to be reluctant to accept the reality that the Bushmen of the CKGR challenged and defeated it in court over its controversial policy to relocate them."
Dec 01, 2010
227 families to be evicted for the expansion of the Dampa Tiger Reserve in India
Their second eviction since 1989.
Forest officials had already imposed restrictions on jhum cultivation that are the community’s main source of livelihood.
Nov 25, 2010
Congo Leaves Locals Out of Conservation Plans
"Today, I'm ashamed to have signed the documents creating this park, because I didn't know that we would die of hunger in the middle of the forest."
"The law strips forest-dwelling people of all usage rights within the core conservation zones..."
Nov 22, 2010
Video - Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks out in support of the Bushmen
"The Botswana Government has always been for us a showcase democracy"
“The Botswana Government has always been for us a showcase democracy in the way that it cares for its people. I appeal to them, and the world, to find new ways to help solve these issues in a manner that respects the lovely, spiritual culture of the San Bushmen and that truly cares for all of the people of Africa, especially its oldest inhabitants.”
Nov 22, 2010
For Some Bushmen, a Homeland Worth the Fight
“The government says we are bad for the animals, but I was born here and the animals were born here, and we have lived together very well,”
By BARRY BEARAK, November 4, 2010. The New York Times. Central Kalahari Game Rserve, Botswana.
Nov 08, 2010