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Book review: The Big Conservation Lie.

“Hero worship in conservation is as old as wildlife conservation itself. The subjects of this worship are invariably white men and women who are lionized for taking to a life of selfless service of the wilderness and its residents.”

More… Jul 13, 2017

As drought sweeps Kenya, herders invade farms and old wounds are reopened.

Threatened by famine, pastoralists have turned to violence.

More… Mar 22, 2017

View from the Termite Mound.

Susanna Nordlund's blog about threats against Maasai land in Loliondo - Thomson Safaris, OBC and ruthless hypocrisy.

Minister Maghembe Declares War on the Maasai of Loliondo - The dry season became catastrophic. There were more meetings by the RC’s committee. Herders were shot by Senapa rangers. The Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism made a declaration that the land had to be taken - flanked by OBC’s journalists. The councillors protested the minister’s declaration. The situation is terrifying.

More… Jan 30, 2017

Human rights abuses and livelihood impacts.

Ivindo National Park, Gabon.

More… Nov 17, 2016

Amazon fishery management provides rare 'win-win' for conservation and poverty alleviation

A study into freshwater lake management along the Amazon's most meandering river has demonstrated astounding benefits to local livelihoods in replenishing vitally important fish stocks -- a source of much-needed food and income.

More… Oct 27, 2016

Dead donkeys, pastoralists and poisoned lions.

Conservation in Namibia.

More… Oct 15, 2016

Militarised Conservation Threatens DRC’s Indigenous People

This article is the second in a two-part series on the challenges faced by the Democratic Republic of Congo's indigenous Bambuti people around Virunga National Park in North Kivu.

Virunga National Park is considered a sensitive zone for the government because of potential oil exploration, mining and rebel groups.

More… Sep 17, 2016

The tribes paying the brutal price of conservation.

Across the world, governments are protecting habitats. But indigenous peoples are being evicted.

More… Aug 28, 2016