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Human rights

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  • Ethiopia's Mursi tribe graze cattle, but also hunt for meat and ivory. There are frequent conflicts with government and park authorities about land rights (Photo: David Stanley via Flickr)

    Ensuring equitable management of protected areas: we're still defining the issues

    Last month's once-a-decade World Parks Congress didn't talk enough about 'equity' when managing protected areas — but at least it's on the agenda

    5 December 2014 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Lake Bogoria is home to one of the world's largest populations of Flamingos. It has been a protected reserve since 1973. The lake area was the traditional home of the Endorois people, who were forced to leave the area in the 1970s (Photo: Geoffroy Mauvais/IUCN)

    It's time to end conservation injustice

    Human injustices in the name of nature conservation have to become a relic of the past. It's time to get serious about human rights at the World Park Congress

    17 November 2014 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Around 3,000 Samburu families have been affected by land purchase at Laikipia National Park in Kenya (Photo: Alfredo Miguel Romero via Creative Commons)

    Human Rights Standards for Conservation (Part III)

    This discussion paper looks at the mechanisms for redress against injustice available to indigenous peoples and asks: should a body focused on the conduct of conservation initiatives be formed?

    12 November 2014 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Flamingos around Lake Bogoria, the ancestral land of the Endorois people, Kenya (Photo: Minority Rights Group International)Lake Bogoria, the ancestral land of the Endorois people, Kenya (Photo: Emma Eastwood/MRG)

    Human Rights Standards for Conservation (Part II)

    This paper identifies key documents that contain provisions relevant to upholding the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities in a conservation context

    11 November 2014 | Article | Biodiversity
  • San peoples from the Kalahari have lived in harmony with nature, but their contribution to the conservation and sustainable uses of biodiversity lacks appropriate recognition, particularly in Botswana and South Africa (Photo: Harry Jonas)

    Human rights standards for conservation: rights, responsibilities and redress

    IIED and Natural Justice sought feedback on a series of papers that aimed to be a foundation for clear guidance about the human rights obligations of conservation actors

    11 November 2014 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Australia's Border Ranges National Park: more than three-quarters of the park is managed as wilderness and access is by foot only. The World Parks Congress will look at how to protect and manage areas such as these (Photo: Michael Dawes)

    IIED at the World Parks Congress 2014

    The full programme of IIED activity at this year's World Parks Congress, including news, events, blogs and updates

    31 October 2014 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Mary Robinson called on the international community to focus on the human rights aspect of climate change when she gave the inaugural Barbara Ward lecture in London

    2006 Barbara Ward Lecture: Mary Robinson makes climate change a justice issue

    Mary Robinson called on the international community to focus on the human rights aspect of climate change when she gave the inaugural Barbara Ward lecture in London

    7 September 2014 | Article | Climate change
  • Lake Bogoria, the ancestral land of the Endorois people, Kenya (Photo: Emma Eastwood/MRG)

    Human Rights Standards for Conservation (Part I)

    Human rights appeared in international law in the early 1900s when it was widely considered to apply only to states. This discussion paper provides an overview of the evolution of international law and policy as relevant to conservation initiatives, and presents the case that diverse actors such as international organisations, businesses, NGOs and funders, also have responsibilities and obligations for ensuring just conservation

    30 July 2014 | Article | Biodiversity
  • A Batwa man sits with his hands cupping his head

    Conservation Initiative on Human Rights

    This collaborative initiative with a consortium of international conservation organisations was formalised in 2009 to improve conservation work by promoting the integration of human rights principles into conservation policy and practice

    16 August 2013 | Project | Biodiversity
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  • 'Land grabbing' in the shadow of the law in Africa

    13 October 2011 | Blog | Land acquisitions and rights
  • Fairtrade and formalisation for small-scale miners

    The world's first Fairtrade and Fairmined gold is launched in the UK to help formalise the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector. But is formalisation the best way forward?

    18 February 2011 | Blog | Natural resource management
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