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Zimbabwe: Illegal Settlers Blamed for Poaching At Conservancies

"When the powers that be speak in tongues it is difficult for us to implement."

The high price paid by both people and the environment for the political upheavals in Zimbabwe

More… Apr 07, 2011

Video - 'People have spoken: voices from Loliondo.'

Resolving Loliondo Land Use Conflict

See the March 13th post "The long running conflict of Loliondo in Tanzania" for more background.

More… Mar 15, 2011

The long running conflict of Loliondo in Tanzania

Resolving the Land Use Conflict in Loliondo

"..burned homesteads, reported human rights abuses, 50,000 cattle displaced and considerable economic loss to local communities...What it will take to bring peace to the area is still up for debate."

More… Mar 13, 2011

Is war good for conservation?

The dilemma facing the Colombian jungle

"The armed conflict left thousands dead and the numbers of 'compulsory displacement' surpass four million people. However, some experts believe that, paradoxically, it was precisely the conflict that has helped conserve the forest."

More… Mar 07, 2011

Victory for Kalahari Bushmen as court grants right to water (and more from Wikileaks)

In a momentous decision, Botswana’s Court of Appeal today quashed a ruling that denied the Kalahari Bushmen access to water on their ancestral lands.

Botswana government guilty of ‘degrading treatment’ - Case described as ‘a harrowing story of human suffering and despair’ - The Botswana Gazette. Thursday 27th January 2011.

More… Jan 27, 2011

In the name of the Tiger

"Over the past four decades, India has blindly copied the Western model of exclusionary conservation...and has led to increased human-wildlife conflicts."

By Sreetama Gupta Bhaya and Ashish Kothari

More… Jan 23, 2011

Bolivia - Madidi National Park and the Curse of Petroleum.

Environmental organisations in Bolivia are waging a crusade to protect Madidi National Park against bids to tap into its petroleum reserves, build hydroelectric dams and promote human settlement in the country's largest nature preserve.

"Fernández suggested that effective alternatives are needed to fight poverty in the area.."

More… Dec 15, 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..."

More… Dec 08, 2010