New Global Biodiversity Framework: a missed opportunity to galvanise a new era of conservation Enero 11, 2023 After years of intense international negotiations and delays, the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) was finally adopted at COP15 last month at COP15 in Montreal. The agreement, which sets the stage for international conservation efforts over this decade, includes … Read more

After years of intense international negotiations and delays, the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) has now been adopted but the final agreement is a mixed bag – while it contains some hard-fought guarantees for Indigenous Peoples and other local communities, core concerns about the “30×30” plan remain. Ultimately, governments have missed a huge opportunity for a … Read more

NGOs warn 30×30 plan could “devastate Indigenous lives” in run-up to COP15 Diciembre 1, 2022 These Khadia men were thrown off their land after it was turned into a protected area. They lived for months under plastic sheets. Millions more face this fate if the 30% plan goes ahead. © Survival Human Rights NGOs have … Read more

With COP15 looming, leading Human Rights NGOs have denounced the planned target of protecting 30% of Earth by 2030.

“The 30×30 conservation pledge isn’t backed by science” – warn human rights groups Junio 21, 2022 A push to place 30% of the planet under ‘protected’ status by 2030, while making for catchy media headlines and political slogans, is not supported by the science, a group of international NGOs have warned. This warning comes as … Read more

On Protected Areas and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: A submission to the UN Special Rapporteur Abril 21, 2022 In a submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ upcoming report on the impacts of protected areas to the UN General Assembly at its 77th session, RFUK has warned that despite much lip … Read more

In response to a call for comments to inform the Special Rapporteur’s report to the UN General Assembly at its 77th session, RFUK has put together a brief highlighting how, despite much lip service to the contrary, conventional conservation and climate change programmes continue to wreak havoc on indigenous peoples and other forest-dependent communities.

First international counter-conference on conservation will denounce “world’s biggest land grab” Agosto 27, 2021 The world’s first major international congress on decolonizing conservation, “Our Land, Our Nature”, will take place in Marseille, France, on September 2, 2021, immediately before the IUCN World Conservation Congress in the same city. At this congress indigenous representatives and speakers … Read more

The ‘Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework’ – How the CBD drive to protect 30 percent of the planet could dispossess millions.