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World Wildlife Day: Tribespeople Denounce Persecution in the Name of 'Conservation'


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World Wildlife Day: Tribespeople Denounce Persecution in the Name of 'Conservation'

LONDON - To mark World Wildlife Day on Tuesday, Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, exposes abuses faced by tribal peoples in the name of wildlife “conservation.”

Powerful video testimonies by Bayaka “Pygmies” in the Republic of Congo highlight their intimate connection with their lands and the abuses they face at the hands of anti-poaching squads – who are often funded by large conservation organizations like the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

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