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Amarakaeri

Lees hier alles over het Amarakaeri reservaat, de indianen die het bos uit gejaagd worden en de oliemaatschappij die hier verantwoordelijk voor is. Wij van Stichting BEE hebben in 2011 een expeditie naar dit gebied ondernomen om zelf polshoogte te nemen, onder leiding van enkele lokale Harakmbut indianen.

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Nieuws Natuur

New satellite data reveals forest loss far greater than expected in Brazil Amazon

The Brazilian Amazon lost 184 km2 of forest in December 2017, according to the country’s Institute of Man and the Environment of the Amazon (Imazon). The data, obtained exclusively by the Brazilian news network GLOBO, show a significant increase in deforestation over that of December 2016, when just 9 km2 of deforestation was recorded. More […]

NASA: Global surface temperatures in 2017 second-hottest on record despite no El Niño

An analysis of global temperature data by scientists with the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) found that 2017 was the second-hottest year on record since 1880 — which the scientists say is especially significant given that there was no El Niño last year. According to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies […]

680000 acres of Amazon rainforest may be lost to Peru’s new roads

Late last year, the Peruvian government gave the go-ahead for the construction of new roads along its border with Brazil in the Ucayali and Madre de Dios regions. The main road would span 172 miles, connecting the towns of Puerto Esperanza and Iñapari. But such development has a cost. A new analysis finds around 680,000 […]

Camera traps confirm existence of ‘world’s ugliest pig’ in the wild, warts and all

Researchers have used camera traps on the island of Java, Indonesia to capture what they say is the first-ever footage of the Javan warty pig in the wild. Sometimes referred to as “the world’s ugliest pig” because of the eponymous warts that grow on its face, the Javan warty pig (Sus verrucosus) has seen its […]

Nieuws Cultuur

Kenya: Indigenous person killed in the name of conservation

The Sengwer tribespeople are being violently evicted from their land © Yator Kiptum A man from the Sengwer tribe was killed yesterday by guards working for the Kenya Forestry Service ( KFS ). Another man was wounded. This brutal attack follows several recent violent operations to evict Se...

 

Conservation giants implicated in public health crises among "Pygmies"

A recent epidemic in the Republic of Congo is said to have been aggravated by the loss of indigenous peoples' resources due to conservation and logging projects. © C. Fornellino Romero/Survival A Congolese organization has recently raised concerns that conservation contributed to the death...

 

India: Tiger authority denounced by government experts for violating tribal rights

This Baiga woman was evicted from Kanha tiger reserve. © Survival India’s National Tiger Conservation Authority ( NTCA ) is coming under increasing pressure over its illegal order banning the recognition of tribal forest rights in tiger reserves. The order prompted Survival International to ...

 

Brazil: the Guarani and a decade of broken promises

The Guarani continue fighting for their land rights despite continuous attacks. © Fiona Watson/Survival Ten years ago the Brazilian government signed a landmark agreement with the Guarani tribe , which obliged it to identify all their ancestral lands. The core objective of the agreement...