Rights Based Approach to Conservation
The aim is for this platform to become a central point for collecting and sharing information and experiences about worldwide initiatives which promote the integration of human rights considerations within conservation practices.
"Failure to conserve biodiversity can undermine the rights of the individuals and local communities.."
Jan 14, 2011
Uganda: Securing Indigenous Peoples’ Rights In Conservation: A Review Of South West Uganda
"Mainstream conservation still marginalises and ignores indigenous peoples,..."
United Organisation for Batwa Development in Uganda and Forest Peoples Programme. Media Briefing, Uganda. 11th January 2011.
Jan 12, 2011
Ensuring ‘Just’ Conservation?
Do conservation organisations need a code of conduct? A contributed discussion from Jo Woodman and Gordon Bennett
"The big conservation organizations have committed themselves to respect indigenous rights in a multitude of policies and statements. None of these are binding...."
Jan 12, 2011
The Andaman Jarawa - Is conflict brewing?
"How will the administration control people living within the buffer from moving around?"...
"The Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lt. General (Retd) Bhopinder Singh today assured people ..... there is no need for the public to panic."
Dec 18, 2010
Video - 'Paraguayan govt raids offices of NGO opposing Chaco research.'
Amnesty International admonishes the Paraguayan government.
Human rights group Amnesty International has strongly admonished the Paraguayan government for raiding the offices of a local NGO that had questioned the impact on indigenous people of a British Natural History Museum expedition to Paraguay's remote Chaco forest.
Dec 17, 2010
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