Saturday, February 11, 2017

Conservation Is A Pretext For Genocide

Source: Survival International

The World Wildlife Fund is a Conservation NGO based in Switzerland that has established protected areas and pushed forward anti-poaching laws in several African countries such as Cameroon, Uganda, and the Republic of Congo. This seems admirable from a cursory glance, but it comes at a steep cost to human life. Hunter-gather tribes that depend on the 'protected areas', mostly forests, for food and shelter are assaulted, tortured, kidnapped and sometimes killed by jackboot thugs partially funded by the WWF. The Pygmy tribes that hunt in these 'protected areas' are not hunting for sport; they are simply trying to preserve their own lives in a manner they are adapted to do so. Given the fact that they have sustained these 'protected areas' for thousands of years, it would seem more reasonable to put them in charge of the conservation movement instead of a European organization that has no connection to their habitat. In all likelihood WWF has an ulterior motive aside from saving the earth.

UN Convention 1021 defines genocide as (a) Killing members of the group;
 (b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
 (c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
 (d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
 and (e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group. The WWF has been complicit in (a), (b), and particularly (c) by denying Pygmy tribes the freedom to hunt on their ancestral hunting grounds and thereby diminishing their capacity to preserve their own lives. When a people are forced into living conditions they are not adapted to, the result is poverty, disease, and high mortality rates, all of which constitutes inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction. The only reconciliation for these atrocities is a full restoration of the Pygmy tribes' right to live off the land.


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