Archive for October 27th, 2019


Youths from Around the World Champion Wildlife Protection

Human Wrongs Watch

25 October 2019 (UN Environment)*Environmental crime has become the world’s fourth-largest crime sector, growing at 2–3 times the rate of the global economy. INTERPOL and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) estimate that natural resources worth up to US$258 billion are being stolen by criminal syndicates, depriving countries of their resources, revenues and development opportunities.


Photo by Twitter @WildlifeSummit (posted here from UN Environment).

Indigenous Peoples as Wildlife Custodians

Human Wrongs Watch

Supporting indigenous peoples to restore the balance between wildlife and food security


Conservation is important for biodiversity and food security in the Rupununi Region of Guyana. ©FAO/David Mansell-Moullin

October 2019 (FAO)* — “There used to be a lot of wildlife here in my father’s and grandfather’s time: deer, tapir, capybara and peccaries,” explains Asaph, a traditional hunter from the Wapishana indigenous tribe in the Rupununi region of Guyana. “There are still some animals in the Kanuku Mountains, but they are harder to find.”

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