Eco News

Tiger Reserve tribe faces eviction

Tribespeople living inside a tiger reserve in India are being “threatened” and “cheated” into leaving their ancestral land in the name of tiger “conservation” – even though there is no evidence that they harm the wildlife, and they desperately want to stay on their land. … [Read more...]

Tribe deals fatal blow to Vedanta mine

India’s Dongria Kondh tribe has overwhelmingly rejected plans by notorious British mining giant Vedanta Resources for an open-pit bauxite mine in their sacred Niyamgiri Hills, in an unprecedented triumph for tribal rights. … [Read more...]

Victory for human safari campaign

Survival International’s campaign to stop 'human safaris' in India’s Andaman Islands has gained an important victory, after the Supreme Court banned tourists from traveling along the road which cuts through a tribal reserve. … [Read more...]

Vedanta mine appeal adjourned

One of the world's most controversial mines is back in the spotlight after hundreds protested against renewed efforts to mine India's Niyamgiri Hills. Dongria Kondh and Niyamgiri supporters held their own ‘public hearing’ in Orissa state, where they restated their resolve not to allow mining on their sacred … [Read more...]

Call for end to human safaris

The 'human safaris' scandal in the Andaman Islands has reached the British Parliament, with MPs tabling a motion calling on India to close the illegal road that cuts through the Jarawa tribe’s reserve. … [Read more...]