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Camels in the Gurvan Saikhan national park, Gobi desert, Mongolia. Photo: Stephane L via Flickr.

China and Mongolia clash over how to exploit the Gobi desert

Troy Sternberg

9th September 2014

Mongolia and China are separated by world views as well as by a border across the Gobi desert, writes Troy Sternberg. In Mongolia the idea that nature has intrinsic value is readily accepted, while China is more interested in resources for trade, industry and profit. Can a clash of interests be avoided? more...
The recent protest of Mongolian herders in China's Bayangol province, Xinjiang Autonomous Region, before it was broken up by police. Photo: via Intercontinental Cry.

Mongolian herders protest - 'protect our grazing land!'

The Ecologist

8th August 2014

In China's remote Mongolian region, indigenous herders are being forced from their traditional pastures to make way for roads and vast mining projects. Last week they held a public demonstration - but it was immediately dispersed with ten arrests. more...
A giant tree of the Congo basin rainforest. Photo: Corinne Staley via Flickr.com.

Congo rainforest 'browning' as temperatures rise

Tim Radford

30th April 2014

Scientists have found that the world's second greatest rainforest, the Congo, is losing its green, writes Tim Radford. As temperatures rise and rainfall reduces, the forest canopy is taking on a browner hue, and this could be an early signal of worse damage to come. more...
Virunga National Park’s Chief Warden, Emmanuel de Merode, was shot last week in an ambush on the road from Goma to Rumangabo. Photo: Brent Stirton / Getty Images.

WWF: UK oil company must quit Virunga Park

The Ecologist

23rd April 2014

Following the shooting of Virunga's chief warden last week, WWF is calling on UK oil company Soco International PLC to pull out of the Park and respond to allegations made in a new documentary premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival. more...
Bageni family in the gorilla sector of Virunga National Park, Bukima, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo: Brent Stirton / WWF.

Virunga - UK Government to investigate oil company

The Ecologist

17th February 2014

The UK Government is to examine the activities of London-based oil company Soco over alleged violations of environmental protections and human rights abuses in Africa's first National Park, home to 200 Mountain gorillas. more...
A farm near the Virunga mountains and National Park. Photo: John & Mel Kots via Flickr.com.

Virunga - police arrest 7 anti-oil gorilla defenders

The Ecologist

1st February 2014

Congolese Police have cracked down on peaceful, legal protests to keep a UK oil company out of Virunga National Park, important for its 200 mountain gorillas. more...

Rwandan militia murder Congo 'gorilla guardian'

The Ecologist

13 January 2014

An attack on a Park Ranger patrol in Congo's Virunga National Park has left 4 dead and 2 injured. The perpetrators? Rwandan militias linked to the 1994 genocide. more...
Protest Inc - front cover (cut).

Protest Inc. - the corporatization of protest

Martin Spray

23rd January 2014

Martin Spray reviews Protest Inc. - and is discomforted do find quite how deeply corporate money and influence has penetrated into our biggest conservation organizations. more...
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Congo’s rangers locate first mountain gorilla families in rebel-held territory

The Ecologist

7th August, 2012

Rangers have detected gorilla families in Virunga National Park for the first time since fighting broke out between M23 rebels and government forces earlier this year more...
Mangoes

Fancy a mango? Think twice...

Gervase Poulden

18th July, 2012

From Peru, where the majority of winter mangoes on sale in Europe have been imported from, journalist Gervase Poulden reports on the poor working conditions of mango workers more...
Is Paris on course for a greener future?

The future's vert: why green is the new black in Paris

Lida Hujić

21st February, 2012

Paris is famous for its chic spin on glamour but also for its fur, its waste and its excess. But with green designers slowly making inroads, things could be about to change, says Lida Hujić more...
Yolanda Kakabadse

WWF president: I think the US is doing a lot on climate change

Kara Moses

18th August, 2010

WWF president Yolanda Kakabadse on how the media is only interested in ‘doom-mongering’ on climate change, why the US isn't a block on negotiations and how governments are trying to reduce the influence of NGOs more...

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Northern Boreal Forest

Greenpeace's ceasefire with the logging companies was not a deal with the devil

Richard Brooks

21st July, 2010

It took many environmentalists by surprise - that fiercely campaigning NGOs could not just make peace with their corporate enemies but enter into an agreement with them. This is a crucial step forward, says Richard Brooks more...
Sorting cassiterite in Eastern Congo

Mobile phone metals fuelling Congo war

Ecologist

17th February, 2010

Technology companies should be honest with customers about the origin of the metals in their products, says NGO Global Witness more...
An orangutan

Blackwashing: do NGO tactics risk long term public trust?

Tom Levitt

1st January, 2010

Instead of making exaggerated claims about species becoming extinct, NGOs could make progress on issues like deforestation by collaborating more closely with companies, reports Tom Levitt more...
The Crimson Wing

The Crimson Wing movie: how beauty can help save the world

Laura Sevier

24th September, 2009

A pioneering Disney nature film has become a powerful tool to protect threatened flamingos on Tanzania's Lake Natron more...
Jonathon Porritt

Have NGOs sold out?

Jonathon Porritt

13th July 2009

Accusations that NGOs have got far too cosy with big business have been around for years. But where does the blame really lie? more...
Tourist boats and seals on a Galapagos beach

Saving our heritage... from ourselves

Eifion Rees

25th June, 2009

More sites may be added to the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites in Danger this week, but how effective is this register of global hot spots, and what are the areas that truly deserve international protection? more...
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Q & A: Jonathon Porritt. environmentalist

Matilda Lee

1st May, 2009

Jonathon Porritt on renewables, roast lamb and life at Westminster more...
In the News

NGOs question 2nd-generation biofuels

Ecologist

1st March, 2009

A group of US NGOs have published a letter examining second-generation biofuel technology. more...
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Indonesian EcoLabel Greenwash, according to NGOs

News

3rd April, 2009

Two NGOs have accused the Indonesian Ecolabel Institute (LEI) of greenwash by handing ‘sustainable forest management certificates’ to companies converting natural forest or peatlands into timber plantations. more...
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Flamingos threatened by soda-ash mining

News

12th July, 2007

A huge soda-ash mining plant to be built on the banks of Lake Natron in Tanzania will push the lesser flamingo to the brink of extinction, the Guardian has reported. more...
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Running with gorillas

Beatrice Newbery and Ian Player

9th June, 2000

If trends continue the world’s great apes are doomed to extinction. But one unique rehabilitation project in West Africa is challenging this bleak picture. Beatrice Newbery reports
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