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22.03.2020

Women’s rights, traditional knowledge and biodiversity

Women’s rights, traditional knowledge and biodiversity

Women’s organising in Kyrgyzstan serves as an example of the inseparable linkages between gender, environmental and economic justice. The sheer scale of the challenges faced by our planet is difficult to comprehend, but there is now at least recognition of the fact that ecological and social crises must be tackled… »

23.02.2020

A Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework Aims at Reinforcing Efforts to Save World’s Ecosystem

A Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework Aims at Reinforcing Efforts to Save World’s Ecosystem

The UN’s highly-touted socio-economic agenda, which lays out an ambitious global plan for “people, planet and prosperity”, has been dominated by “goals, targets and deadlines.” But regrettably, most developing nations are struggling to reach these goals—due largely to a shortfall in much-needed funding or lack of political… »

27.05.2019

These Aliens Are Here to Stay (And They Are Dangerous)

These Aliens Are Here to Stay (And They Are Dangerous)

By Baher Kamal No, no, no. Nothing to do with what US and Europe’s far-right fanatics now use to vociferate, saying once and again that “migrants come here to destroy our democracy, our civilisation, and our life-style”. Rather the complete opposite—this is about a major damage that precisely “our civilisation”… »

19.08.2018

The Indigenous Peoples, TRIPS & Biodiversity Convention

The Indigenous Peoples, TRIPS & Biodiversity Convention

By Victoria Tauli-Corpuz The writer is the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and a Member of the South Centre Board. She has served as chairperson of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (2005-2010). Following are extensive extracts from her presentation at the International Conference on the… »

10.03.2017

The Indigenous ‘People of Wildlife’ Know How to Protect Nature

The Indigenous ‘People of Wildlife’ Know How to Protect Nature

By Baher Kamal In the northern part of Mount Kenya, there is an indigenous community — the Il Lakipiak Maasai (“People of Wildlife”) — which owns and operates the only community-owned rhino sanctuary in the country. They have managed to alleviate… »

06.09.2016

Without Indigenous People, Conservation Is a Halfway Measure

Without Indigenous People, Conservation Is a Halfway Measure

Human Wrongs Watch By Emilio Godoy* HONOLULU, Hawaii, USA , Sep 5 2016 (IPS) – “You don’t convert your own house in a tourist site,” said… »

25.08.2016

Ships Bring Your Coffee, Snack and TV Set, But Also Pests and Diseases

Ships Bring Your Coffee, Snack and TV Set, But Also Pests and Diseases

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, 24 August 2016 (IPS) – “Every evening, millions of people all over the world will settle into their armchairs to watch some TV after a hard day at… »

17.07.2016

Biodiversity, GMOs, Gene Drives and the Militarised Mind

Biodiversity, GMOs, Gene Drives and the Militarised Mind

Human Wrongs Watch By Dr Vandana Shiva* 11 July 2016 – TRANSCEND Media Service – A recent report from the National Academy of Science of The United States, titled Gene Drives on the Horizon : Advancing Science, Navigating Uncertainty, and Aligning Research with Public Values”, warns:  “One possible… »

02.07.2016

The Great Seed Piracy

The Great Seed Piracy

Human Wrongs Watch By Prof. Vandana Shiva – Asian Age Besides taking control of the seeds of farmers in CGIAR seed banks, Bill Gates (along with the Rockefeller Foundation) is investing heavily in collecting seeds from across the world and storing them… »

29.05.2016

Seeds of Suicide

Seeds of Suicide

Human Wrongs Watch By Vandana Shiva* | Asian Age 19 May 2016 – May 22 has been declared International Biodiversity Day by the United Nations. It gives us an opportunity to become aware of the rich biodiversity that has been evolved by our farmers as co-creators with nature. It… »

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