Drivers of Colombia’s peacetime deforestation weave a complex web

Drivers of Colombia’s peacetime deforestation weave a complex web

When the Colombian government struck its historic peace accord with the paramilitary group FARC in 2016, heralding an end to one of the world’s longest-running wars, scientists and journalists were already contemplating the potential repercussions for Colombia’s wild places. For many, peace brought hope that environmental protection would emerge phoenix-like from the ravages of conflict. […]

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Cambodia: Development threatens a last refuge of wildlife rescued from illegal trade (commentary)

Cambodia: Development threatens a last refuge of wildlife rescued from illegal trade (commentary)

For over 20 years the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC), run by the Cambodian Forestry Administration and supported by the international NGOs Wildlife Alliance and Free the Bears (covered by Asia Sentinel in 2018) has served as the only place in Cambodia which will take all species of wildlife confiscated from poachers and the […]

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Maasai In Tanzania Face Eviction As Government Makes Room for Trophy Hunting

Maasai In Tanzania Face Eviction As Government Makes Room for Trophy Hunting

NAIROBI—Close to 500 organizations and 4,747 individuals recently petitioned the Tanzanian government to respect the rights of 70,000 Maasai pastoralists, who are at risk of being evicted from ancestral land because of the government’s collusion with big-game hunting interests. The petition was delivered after a government official summoned on January 11 village and ward leaders […]

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