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Tourism and conservation
“Depuis plus de sept ans, les populations villageoises de l’État d’Odisha repoussent les tentatives de la compagnie coréenne POSCO qui, avec le soutien du gouvernement local,...
[16/04/2013] The Minimum Human Rights Principles Applicable to Large-Scale Land Acquisitions or Leases
“In June 2009, Olivier De Schutter, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, put forward a set of 11 principles to address ‘the human rights challenge’ of large-scale...
“Scholars and advocates increasingly favor rights-based approaches over traditional exclusionary policies in conservation. Yet, national and international conservation policies and programs...
“A lecture on the impact of the Global Land Grabbing from a Human Rights perspective. Speakers: Megan MacInnes is the head of the Land Campaign at Global Witness. Fred Pearce is...
“Rob Nash, Oxfam’s Private Sector policy adviser, finds a deep contradiction in the way the World Bank talks (and acts) about land.” Read full blog article here.
[09/04/2013] Governance regime and location influence avoided deforestation success of protected areas in the Brazilian Amazon
“Protected areas in tropical countries are managed under different governance regimes, the relative effectiveness of which in avoiding deforestation has been the...
[05/04/2013] WHO IS DOING WHAT /Stand with the Maasai - Letter from elders of the Maasai Community in Tanzania
“We are elders of the Maasai from Tanzania, one of Africa’s oldest tribes. The government has just announced that it plans to kick thousands of our families off our lands so that wealthy...
“The dramatic environmental, economic and social crises that we are currently observing have surprisingly not led to a complete change in the direction taken by most national and international...
“From 5-6 November, an indigenous preparatory meeting in Copenhagen discussed Indigenous Peoples’ experiences, challenges and opportunities with regard to business and human rights, as well as...
[03/04/2013] Managing Forest Resources for Sustainable Development: An Evaluation of World Bank Group Experience
“An evaluation conducted by the Internal Evaluation Group (IEG) of the World Bank Group (WBG) gives mixed marks to the Bank’s performance on the three objectives related to conservation,...