Category - conservation

  • September 26, 2017

    A new report details widespread and systematic human rights abuses in the Congo Basin, by wildlife guards funded by the World Wildlife Fund and other big conservation organisations.

  • September 7, 2017

    Mediation talks between Survival International and the World Wildlife Fund over breaches of OECD guidelines for multinational corporations have broken down over the issue of tribal peoples’ consent.

  • August 17, 2017

    The Bushmen of Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve have written a moving appeal to the Dalai Lama, who is scheduled to visit Botswana this month, criticising their country’s government for its brutal policies and urging him to speak out.

  • August 10, 2017

    Tribal people in India say latest incident proves their claim that many people shot as poachers are innocent.

  • June 15, 2017

    Officials in India are threatening to evict a tribe from a tiger reserve in the name of conservation – but have just approved uranium exploration in the same reserve. The move has angered campaigners, who accuse the authorities of hypocrisy.

  • April 11, 2017

    Survival International has called on the UN expert on extrajudicial executions to condemn shoot on sight conservation policies.

  • February 20, 2017

    A BBC investigation has revealed that tribal peoples living around a national park in India are facing arrest and beatings, torture and death under the Park’s notorious 'shoot-on-sight' policy.

  • February 8, 2017

    Tribal villagers have made a desperate plea to be allowed to stay on their ancestral land in central India – a region which inspired Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book – in the face of threats from the local forest department to illegally evict them.

  • January 6, 2017

    In an unprecedented move, a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has agreed to investigate a complaint that the World Wide Fund for Nature has funded human rights abuses in Cameroon, beginning a process which until now has only been used for multinational businesses.

  • July 18, 2016

    A proposed new forests policy in India has been hastily withdrawn after an outcry that it made no mention of tribal peoples’ existing rights to live in their forests, and would have led to more tribes being evicted from their homes.