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Save the iMfolozi Wilderness Area in South Africa - Urgent Action Needed The historic iMfolozi Wilderness Area in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi-Park(HiP) - the first protected area in Africa - is threatened by coal mining. Ibutho Coal Ltd's application to mine 40 metres from the southern boundary fence could be given the green light to proceed this month! The coal mine will desecrate the iMfolozi Wilderness Area. Please sign & share the petition to help us stop it. Read more...
New Report - Mining and its Impacts on Water, Food Sovereignty and Sacred Natural Sites in Uganda A new Report released 3rd July 2014 by the National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE) and The Gaia Foundation reveals how mining is significantly threatening ecosystems and communities in the Bunyoro region of Uganda. The report advocates for the recognition and protection of No Go Areas for mining and extractive activities. Read more...
Benin's Historic Sacred Forest Law Translated into English GRABE-Benin and The Gaia Foundation are pleased to share a much awaited English translation of the 2012 Benin law recognising sacred forests and their custodian communities. This significant precedent for the legal recognition and protection of Sacred Natural Sites (SNS) is the first of its kind in Africa, and one of only a few laws worldwide to recognise SNS and their custodians. Read more...
 Kayapo Chiefs Raoni and Megaron say 'Yes to Life, No to Mining and Mega Dams' On June 10th The Gaia Foundation was honoured to host Kayapo Chief Raoni Metuktire and his nephew Chief Megaron Txucarramae. 25 years since his last visit to the UK, Chief Raoni made the 5.5 thousand mile trip to appeal for help in demarcating Indigenous Territories in the Brazilian Amazon, in a bid to end the destruction of rainforests and protect Indigenous Peoples. Read more...

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17/07/2014
Recent reporting on the impacts of neonicotinoids has been heavily drawn to bees. Neonicotinoids (neonics) are a particularly persistent kind of...
Birds, Bees and the Butterfly Effect: Why we can’t study organisms in isolation
27/06/2014
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a bilateral 'free trade' agreement currently under secret negotiation by the EU, USA and...
What is the TTIP? Why is it bad news? What can you do about it in the UK?
30/05/2014
On the 11th April I attended London's 8th annual Public Interest in Environmental Law (PIEL) Conference. A unique opportunity to delve into the often...
Law, Corporations, and Deep Truths: Judge CG Weeramantry speaks

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