#DecolonizeConservation Survival International on how Big Conservation funds land theft, abuse and the torture of Tribal and Indigenous People

Thursday, 25th April 6:30pm

Indigenous and tribal peoples have developed highly effective measures for maintaining the richness of their environment as part of their respect for their native lands. 

Yet indigenous and tribal peoples are being illegally evicted from their lands in the name of conservation. They face arrest and beatings, torture and death, while fee-paying big game hunters are encouraged. Their lives and lands are being destroyed by the conservation industry, tourism and big business. 

Come and hear from Survival International discuss how Big Conservation is complicit in the land theft, torture and abuse of indigenous and tribal peoples, and what you can do to stop it.

Speakers Include:

Dr. Mordecai Ogada is the Author of Big Conservation Lie and a Conservation Consultant for Survival International, and has been involved in conservation work and the rights of pastoralist and forest communities in Africa for 20 years.

Dr. Daniel Lavelle is the Director of Survival International’s US office and has been working on traditional ecological knowledge and environmental justice issues for two decades.

Dr. Jo Woodman is Senior Research and Advocacy Officer at Survival International and focuses on the impacts of conservation, forced development and residential schooling in tribal communities

Dr. Noah Chasin teaches at Columbia University and researches human rights in zones of urban conflict, questioning the ways in which citizenship and access are adjudicated in urban social networks.