News Round-up: March 14 – April 4, 2015

 

African human rights body sends warning to the World Bank – March 14, 2015

African human rights body warns the World Bank on proposals to reverse decades of advancement in protection of indigenous peoples’ rights

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1503/S00136/african-human-rights-body-sends-warning-to-the-world-bank.htm

 

Cameroon: One Year On – WWF Fails to Act Against Abuse of ‘Pygmies’ – April 2, 2015

Baka ‘Pygmies’ have faced harassment, beatings and torture by anti-poaching squads supported and funded by WWF.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201504021290.html

 

Easter eggs, palm oil and the Congo basin – April 3, 2015

As the UK gets ready to eat millions of chocolate eggs made with palm oil, Geographical explores the global implications of our dependence on this controversial ingredient

http://geographical.co.uk/places/forests/item/947-easter-eggs-palm-oil-and-the-congo-basin

 

Palm oil companies, NGOs endorse new deforestation-limiting toolkit – April 4, 2015

Forests not only house many of the world’s species, but also much of its carbon. Now, a toolkit has been developed by a group of companies and organizations with the aim of helping other companies and NGOs identify High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests.

http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0406-mrn-morgan-new-toolkit-tells-companies-where-they-should-not-clear.html