Conservation and indigenous people

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Rocky road: Paraguay’s new Chaco highway threatens rare forest and last of the Ayoreo people
Forced from their homes by missionaries, the Ayoreo cling on in the Chaco. Now the Bioceanic Corridor cuts through the fastest-vanishing forest on Earth, refuge of some of the Americas’ last hunter-gatherers

Laurence Blair. Photographs by Santi Carneri

05, Jan, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Frog back from the dead helps fight plans for mine in Ecuador
Campaigners say if copper mine gets go-ahead in cloud forest, the longnose harlequin, once thought to be extinct, will be threatened again

Graeme Green

23, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Indigenous peoples to get $1.7bn in recognition of role in protecting forests
Cop26 pledge cautiously welcomed as ‘first step’ in making indigenous rights central to climate crisis talks

Phoebe Weston

01, Nov, 2021 @10:30 PM

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Wildfires, deforestation and global heating turn 10 Unesco forests into carbon sources
World heritage sites in US, Australia and Russia among those that have emitted more carbon than they absorbed since 2001

Patrick Greenfield

27, Oct, 2021 @10:01 PM

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Lights, dogs, action! Patagonia project to keep pumas from preying on sheep
A trial using maremma sheepdogs and Foxlights is offering a new way to protect livestock and diffuse conflict with ranchers over the big cats

Liam Miller

03, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘They fired at everyone’: peril of Pakistani villagers protesting giant luxury estate
Activists were shot and beaten at demonstration to stop property giant Bahria Town building on indigenous land they say was taken with force

Shah Meer Baloch in Karachi

28, May, 2021 @6:30 AM

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It’s inspiring hope and change – but what is the IUCN’s green list?
The red list of species at risk is well-known, but the list for protected sites is quietly helping to ‘paint the planet green’

Patrick Greenfield

25, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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'Every day it's happening': Juukan Gorge inquiry told Aboriginal heritage is commonly destroyed
Cultural sites are being lost daily across Australia and stronger legal protections are essential, federal inquiry hears

Lorena Allam

19, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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At least 331 human rights defenders were murdered in 2020, report finds
Two-thirds of those killed worked to protect environmental, land and indigenous peoples’ rights, while those providing Covid relief also faced reprisals

Kate Hodal

11, Feb, 2021 @1:12 PM

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‘This land feeds our souls’: the battle to save the Rockies from big coal
Growing opposition to the lifting of mining protections in Alberta has forced the Canadian province to backtrack

Leyland Cecco

09, Feb, 2021 @11:15 AM

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EU bank supports projects linked to human rights violations, NGOs claim
European Investment Bank accused of failure to properly assess impacts of supported projects in Africa and Asia

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

09, Nov, 2020 @12:01 AM

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Fifth of countries at risk of ecosystem collapse, analysis finds
Trillions of dollars of GDP depend on biodiversity, according to Swiss Re report

Damian Carrington Environment editor

12, Oct, 2020 @9:12 AM

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