On 2 September Prof Rosaleen Duffy will join an online panel at the Our land Our Nature Congress to discuss the militarisation of conservation. She was delighted to be invited by colleagues at Survival International to contribute to the discussion on militarisation. She will specifically focus on the role of international donors and conservation NGOs in providing financial support for more forceful approaches to implementing conservation plans. Recordings of all the talks and discussions for the day are available on the Survival International youtube channel
The event is organised by Survival International, Rainforest Foundation UK and Minority Rights International, with supporting partners Conservation Solutions Afrika, , attac, Proyecto Gran Simin, Survie, Agir Ensemble, Igapo Project and Oakland Institute.
The panel is part of “Our Land Our Nature’ Congress 2-3 September 2021, online and in Marseille; it is the first Congress to decolonise conservation and is an alternative to the IUCN World Conservation Congress, commencing in Marseille on 3 September (which Prof Duffy will also address on the international support for militarised conservation in conflict zones).
Day 1 of Our Land, Our Nature will feature a series of panels to address key issues including the implications of the growing international support for 30×30, decolonising conservation, green finance ‘solutions’ to climate change, the role of the media and donors, alternative approaches to conservation, and the centrality of justice and land rights for indigenous peoples.
Day two focuses on a protest in Marseille to coincide with the start of the IUCN WCC
Registration is free, and the Congress organisers are providing simultaneous translation in several languages.
The full programme and registration details are available here
Details of Session 1:
“In the name of nature”: crimes and wrongdoings of the conservation industry
The militarisation of conservation and its impact on indigenous peoples
Professor Rosaleen Duffy, BIOSEC, United Kingdom
Pranab Doley, Jeepal Krishak Shramik Sangha, Kaziranga National Park, India
Delcasse Lukumbu, Lutte Pour Le Changement (LUCHA), Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Birendra Mahato, Community Conservation Nepal, Chitwan National Park, Nepal
Julien Basimika Enamiruwa, Actions pour le Regroupement et l’Auto promotion des Pygmées, Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo
Deborah S. Rogers, Initiative for Equality, United States