Guest Post by Ellie Williams: “I am honey at the top”

The Sengwer are indigenous people who live in the Embobut forest, in the Cherangani Hills, in western Kenya. Since British colonial rule they have faced violent eviction from their traditional lands. In recent years the evictions have intensified. The Kenya Forest Service has carried out repeated evictions – in the…

“If the national park comes, how will we survive?” Karen indigenous peoples make formal complaint to the Global Environment Facility about the Ridge to Reef conservation project in Myanmar

The Ridge to Reef Project is a massive conservation project in Tanintharyi Region in the south of Myanmar. The US$21 million project covers a total area of 1.4 million hectares, with funding coming from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

Najib Balala, Kenya’s Wildlife Minister, wants the death penalty for convicted poachers. That’s a really bad idea

On 11 May 2018, Xinhua reported that Najib Balala, Kenya’s Minister for Tourism and Wildlife, had announced that Kenya plans to fast-track laws to make wildlife crimes punishable by the death penalty. Balala made the announcement during the launch of the northern white rhino commemorative stamps at Ol Pejeta Conservancy…