Biodiversity protection versus Indigenous Peoples’ rights to food access in La Amistad Biosphere Reserve, Costa Rica

How do protected areas affect indigenous peoples’ rights to access traditional food? A recent study looks into this question in La Amistad Biosphere Reserve in Costa Rica. The researchers found that the protected area has had multiple negative impacts for the indigenous Bribri people.

Guest Post – Kelly Heber Dunning: Locally Managed Marine Protected Areas in Indonesia. Helping local people and ecosystems

Sitting on the edge of his traditional jukung boat smoking a cigarette and drinking his coffee is a man who used to make his living through dynamite fishing. That invoved throwing cheap bombs onto the coral reef. It’s an easy way of harvesting valuable species. He explained to me what…

Rainforest Foundation UK’s community mapping project wins prestigious UN award

“What we’ve been seeing in the past has been that the rainforests of Central Africa, and other regions around the world actually, have been treated as wildernesses which are free from human occupation, and to be preserved in some kind of natural state primarily for their wildlife.”