Category: In the Media

celebrity power

Celebrity power undermining global conservation efforts, scientists warn

Celebrity power undermining global conservation efforts, scientists warn Finally, the voices of Africa's rural communities are being heard. Congratulations Alex Morss on an important article. Delighted you're hearing the voices of rural communities and for having the courage to produce this balanced, well-researched article on the lived reality of African people. Read the article here
The Global North

The global north: time for some home truths about deforestation

The Global North: time for some home truths about deforestation A powerful French book punctures the myth that countries in the global south are largely responsible for habitat destruction Is the Global North's distance from the immediate impacts of biodiversity loss, climate change and COVID19 affecting perceptions of these realities as the fault of the worst affected peoples? Laura Spinney's...
resource Africa The Eden Illusion

Video: “The Eden Illusion: The Fate of Africa’s Wildlife in a post-COVID-19 World” The Conservation Imperative 2020

VIDEO: THE EDEN ILLUSION: The Fate of Africa's Wildlife in a post-COVID-19 World The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on human health, social welfare, and the economies of nations across the globe. Blanket travel restrictions, enforced to contain the virus, ensured the instant collapse of tourism worldwide. Several African nations were particularly hard hit because of tourism's high...
indigenous land rights

In the News in November

In the News - November 2020 A roundup of recommended recent articles, papers, podcasts and more The Mongabay Newscast: Indigenous land rights and the global push for land privatization A discussion about the importance of securing Indigenous land rights within the context of a global push for land privatization took place in November on the Mongabay Newscast. A study published in Nature...
human elephant conflict

Namibia – farmers, free-roaming elephants and the spike in human elephant conflict

Conflict between humans and Namibia’s growing elephant population can be described as a “problem of success”, says Colin Nott, a Namibian regenerative agricultural consultant. The Namibian elephant population has trebled since 1990, which has resulted in a sharp spike in human-elephant conflict.Following a two-day workshop organised by the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism in...
World Wildlife Day

UN World Wildlife Day 2021 (3 March) as “Forests and livelihoods: sustaining people and planet” 

“Forests and livelihoods: sustaining people and planet” announced as theme of World Wildlife Day 2021 Geneva, 23 November 2020 - The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) announced today the theme of United Nations World Wildlife Day 2021: “Forests and livelihoods: sustaining people and planet”. Covering nearly a third...
Trade bans and wildlife

Are CITES bans driving up demand for wildlife products?

An in-depth feature in Knowable Magazine  by Natasha Gilbert reports that scientists and wildlife trade experts worry CITES bans may be backfiring by driving up demand, arguing  the convention is  meant to help ensure wildlife trade meets people's needs while also safeguarding nature. Two examples of trade bans on wildlife and one on a plant species that saw an increase rather than decrease of...
COVID-19 impacts

COVID-19 ‘perfect storm’ threatens conservation in Africa

COVID-19 ‘perfect storm’ threatens conservation in Africa A new report calls for rapid collaborative global action to ensure Africa's wildlife survives COVID-19's devastating impact on tourism,  threatening jobs and livelihoods for some of the most impoverished communities. It stresses the importance of adopting more resilient conservation models that benefit humans and wildlife for...
save the sepik human rights

Human rights, heritage and habitats threatened by the Frieda River Mining Project in Papua New Guinea

Human rights, heritage and habitats threatened by the Frieda River Mining Project in Papua New Guinea "Plan for largest mine in Papua New Guinea history 'appears to disregard human rights', UN says" is the headline for an article in The Guardian on October 7, 2020. "The plan for the largest mine in Papua New Guinea’s history carries a risk of catastrophic loss of life and environmental...
community livelihoods and COVID19

COVID19, Community Livelihoods and Sustainable Wildlife Trade

In the COVID19, Community Livelihoods and a Sustainable Wildlife Trade This in-depth feature, by writer Wendee Nicole was published by Ensia, a media outlet of University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, focuses on alternative ways to meet communities' basic needs and secure community livelihoods in the face of COVID19.The article quotes @dilysroe on wet market ban undermining food...
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