Conservation and indigenous people

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Destruction of world’s pristine rainforests soared in 2022 despite Cop26 pledge
An area of primary rainforest the size of Switzerland was felled last year suggesting world leaders’ commitment to halt and reverse deforestation by 2030 is failing

Patrick Greenfield

27, Jun, 2023 @6:01 AM

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The multinational companies that industrialised the Amazon rainforest
Analysis shows handful of corporations extract tens of billions of dollars of raw materials a year – and their commitments to restoration vary greatly

Jonathan Watts, Patrick Greenfield and Bibi van der Zee

02, Jun, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Bruno Pereira and Dom Phllips were killed in the Amazon. Their Indigenous allies risk death to carry on the work
The Brazilian Amazon and its Indigenous people remain under siege but a patrol group the killed activist helped form is fighting back

Tom Phillips

01, Jun, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Uganda’s first wildlife vet on breaking the mould – and why gorilla and human health are linked
When Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka started out there were no black women in her field. She talks about creating roles for African leaders in wildlife and how protecting people is core to protecting the animals they live near

Graeme Green

11, May, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Great pretender: the bird with an Elvis-like quiff that can’t stop mimicking
Scientists are learning the secrets of the greater racket-tailed drongo and other creatures in a jungle in south India from the people who have always lived there

Deepa Padmanaban

09, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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‘It’s becoming a war zone’: Tanzania’s Maasai speak out on ‘forced’ removals
Communities in Ngorongoro say government is shutting down vital services to remove them from ancestral lands to expand lucrative game reserves

Jess Craig in Ngorongoro conservation area

16, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Harvesting human pee and DIY fertiliser: top conservation issues in 2023
Wetland protection, ailing amphibians and rising sea levels among issues likely to have global impact

Mary Hoff for Ensia

28, Dec, 2022 @11:59 AM

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Cop15: Trudeau pledges £510m for Indigenous-led conservation projects
Canada’s prime minister calls on China, Russia and Brazil to expand protected areas for nature

Patrick Greenfield and Phoebe Weston in Montreal, and Leyland Cecco in Toronto

08, Dec, 2022 @12:15 PM

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Tanzania drops murder charges against 24 Maasai leaders
The pastoralists had been detained over the death of a police officer during protests against government plans to evict them from ancestral land

Caroline Kimeu in Nairobi

25, Nov, 2022 @12:27 PM

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Sale of oil and gas permits casts shadow over world’s second-largest rainforest
Villagers in the Congo basin rely on the forest for food, medicine and spiritual wellbeing, but an auction of exploration rights could threaten that way of life

Cassie Dummett

01, Nov, 2022 @12:15 PM

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Racism and colonialism embedded in language of conservation, NGO says
Survival International issues guide calling for reappraisal of terms such as ‘wilderness’, ‘voluntary relocation’ and ‘protected area’

Karen McVeigh

12, Oct, 2022 @5:30 AM

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‘Shocking blow to Indigenous land rights’ as court dismisses Maasai herder claim
Herders lodge appeal against ruling in their case against the Tanzanian government, which they say is violently evicting them from ancestral land

Lizzy Davies and agencies

05, Oct, 2022 @11:47 AM

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