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It's easier to plead forgiveness than ask for permission

Peggy Smith 1,2 Catie Burlando 3 and Iain Davidson-Hunt 1,3 1 Co-Vice Chairs, North America, CEESP, IUCN
2 Lakehead University
3 University of Manitoba …  

02 Dec 2010 | News story
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Oil Palm Expansion: A New Threat to Palawan UNESCO Man and Bioshere Reserve

A field update from CEESP members in the the ALDAW Network (Ancestral Land/Domain Watch) In addition to the alarming expansion of nickel mining on Palawan island (already reported on previous CEESP NEWS releases) indigenous peoples are now being confronted with the threats posed by the expansion of oil palm plantations. …  

01 Dec 2010 | News story
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Community-based Forest Governance Systems

CEESP member Kannar Kumar Siripurapu writes on the 'Foundations of Community Based Forest Governance Systems in Odisha'. …  

01 Dec 2010 | News story
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Former TILCEPA Co-Chair, Jannie Lasmbang has role in landmark Malaysian Human Rights Commission

Kota Kinabalu: The Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) has decided to uphold indigenous education as the main activity under its Indigenous People's Rights Committee. Its Commissioner, Jannie Lasimbang, who disclosed this, said the activity will be implemented jointly with the commission's Human Rights Education and Promotion Working Group in Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia. …  

01 Dec 2010 | News story
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Rick Steiner

Former UA Professor (and CEESP SEAPRISE member) Receives Cook Inletkeeper Award

Former UA Professor Rick Steiner, who left the University of Alaska earlier this year after almost three decades of service, received the Cook Inletkeeper's highest annual award at a ceremony in Anchorage on Dec. 4.   

29 Nov 2010 | News story
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Doris Cellarius receives major Sierra Club Award (see photo):

Doris Cellarius - an active member of CEESP and SEAPRISE with a leadership role working on biofuel issues - was presented with the 2010 William E. Colby Award, the Sierra Club's highest award for service to the Club itself; it “honors an outstanding record of leadership, dedication, and service to the Sierra Club as typified by William E. Colby” (Sierra Club Director and Officer 1900-1949; founder of the Club's Outings program), at the annual Sierra Club Awards Dinner in San Francisco on Saturday, September 25, 2010. …  

29 Nov 2010 | News story
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NEW FACEBOOK PAGE 'JUST CONSERVATION'

Achieving Conservation without sacrificing social justice has been a challenge confronting CEESP members since its inauguration. It lies at the core of what CEESP is about. Considerable progress has been made in highlighting key issues it's not a challenge that has been fully taken up by the major conservation agencies, although it hasn't been entirely ignored by them, as demonstrated by the recent launch of the Conservation Initiative on Human Rights (http://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/social_policy/scpl_cihr/). …  

29 Nov 2010 | News story
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Maasai women in Tanzania make paste from a mkunde kunde tree that treats animals infected with worms

FAO Policy on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples

CEESP member Elizabeth Fox attended the launch event for the FAO Policy on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples.  She writes, "The launching of the policy was well attended, followed by a light reception and quite a milestone of a success with years of discussions and work behind it. …  

29 Nov 2010 | News story
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Financial Economists, Financial Interests and Dark Corners of the Meltdown: It's Time to Set Ethical Standards for the Economics Profession

Geneva, 22 Nov (Kanaga Raja) -- There is need for a code of ethics for economists in light of the fact that in the vast majority of the time, academic financial economists have failed to identify their affiliations with private or public financial institutions and possible conflicts of interest when writing about or commenting on financial policy issues. …  

29 Nov 2010 | News story
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Preliminary investigation of options for an Independent Inspection/Grievance Panel to assist in resolving human rights complaints against conservation activities

An analysis of options for establishing an Independent Inspection/Grievance/Advisory Panel for evaluating human rights complaints against conservation projects and protected areas has been prepared by CEESP TGER to provide important inputs into analyses being developed for re-imagining conservation with social justice. …  

29 Nov 2010 | News story
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