Friday, September 23, 2016
MEXICO CITY, Sep 23 (IPS) - People living in neighborhoods affected by the expansion of urban construction suffer a "double displacement", with changes in their habitat and the driving up of prices in the area, in a process in which "we are not taken into account," said Natalia Lara, a member of an assembly of local residents in the south of Mexico City.
Monday, September 19, 2016
NEW DELHI, Sep 19 (IPS) - Every November, India's Gahirmatha beach in the Indian Ocean region develops a brownish-grey rash for 60 to 80 days. Half-a-million female Olive Ridley turtles emerge out of the waves to lay their eggs, over a hundred each. For the sheer numbers, this arrival is hard to miss.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
LIMA/CHALLHUAHUACHO, Sep 17 (IPS) - Of the 150 socioeconomic conflicts related to the extractive industries that Peru's new government inherited, one of the highest-profile is the protest by the people living near the biggest mining project in the history of the country: Las Bambas.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
MUDJA/BIGANIRO, Sep 15 (IPS) - The Bambuti people were the original inhabitants of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the oldest national park in Africa whose boundaries date back to 1925 when it was first carved out by King Albert of Belgium. But forbidden from living or hunting inside, the Bambuti now face repression from both park rangers and armed groups.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
WASHINGTON, Sep 15 (IPS) - In a giant step for transparency at sea, environmentalists on Thursday unveiled a website that allows anyone with an Internet connection to see for free exactly where and when most of the world's industrial fishing boats actually fish.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
MUDJA/BIGANIRO, Sep 14 (IPS) - It is late afternoon when a light drizzle begins to fall over a group of young men seated together in Mudja, a village about 20 kilometres north of Goma on the outskirts of the Virunga National Park. Mudja is home to a community of around 40 families of indigenous Bambuti, also known as ‘pygmies.'*
Monday, September 12, 2016
HONOLULU, Hawaii, USA, Sep 12 (IPS) - "In San Lorenzo they cut down the jungle to plant African oil palms. The only reason they didn't expand more was that indigenous people managed to curb the spread," Ecuadorean activist Santiago Levy said during the World Conservation Congress.
Thursday, September 08, 2016
HONOLULU, Hawaii, USA, Sep 08 (IPS) - When the communities living in the Tatamá y Serranía de los Paraguas Natural National Park in the west of Colombia organised in 1996 to defend their land and preserve the ecosystem, they were fighting deforestation, soil degradation and poaching.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
PANGUNA, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, Sep 07 (IPS) - The Panguna copper mine, located in the mountains of Central Bougainville, an autonomous region in the southwest Pacific Island state of Papua New Guinea, has been derelict for twenty seven years since an armed campaign by local landowners forced its shutdown and triggered a decade-long civil war in the late 1980s.
Monday, September 05, 2016
HONOLULU, Hawaii, USA, Sep 05 (IPS) - "You don't convert your own house in a tourist site," said Oussou Lio Appolinaire, an activist from Benin, wearing a traditional outfit in vivid yellows and greens. He was referring to opening up to tourists places that are sacred to indigenous people.
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