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OUR LAND    !
OUR NATURE

A CONGRESS TO DECOLONIZE CONSERVATION

Marseille, France
September 2-3, 2021

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“OUR LAND,
OUR NATURE”
IS THE FIRST
CONGRESS TO DISCUSS HOW TO DECOLONIZE
CONSERVATION

The conservation industry’s bid to make 30% of the world “Protected Areas” and the claim that “Nature Based Solutions” will solve biodiversity loss and climate change are wrong.

This alternative congress will expose these as colonial and false solutions to the crises we are facing today, and as approaches that devastate the best guardians of the natural world: the Indigenous Peoples who safeguard 80% of biodiversity.

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SPEAKERS
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In person and virtual participation

Norberto Altamirano Zárate

Binniza (Zapotec) community advocate, Mexico

The false solutions to climate change

Guillaume Blanc

Historian and lecturer at Rennes 2 University, France

What is “Fortress Conservation”? 

Archana Soreng

UN Secretary General's Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change, India

30X30

John Vidal

Former environment editor at the Guardian, United Kingdom

The role of media and international donors

Lottie Cunningham Wren

Centro por la Justicia y los Derechos Humanos de la Costa Atlántica de Nicaragua CEJUDHCAN, Nicaragua

The Land, Our Future. Indigenous peoples and their role in protecting the environment

Pranab Doley

Mising activist and founding member and advisor to JKSS, India

The militarization of conservation and its impact on indigenous peoples

 

PROGRAM

 

2nd SEPTEMBER

8.30 - 9.15
Coffee - welcome

9.15 - 9.30
Introduction

9:30 - 12.50 p.m
Session 1: “In the name of nature”:  crimes and wrongdoings of the conservation industry

1.00 - 2.00 p.m
Lunch Break

2.00 - 2.50 p.m
The role of media and international donors

 2.50 - 5.00 p.m
Session 2: Decolonial perspectives and alternatives  

3rd SEPTEMBER

10.00 - 11.00 a.m
Press conference

5.00 p.m
Public demonstration before the opening ceremony of the IUCN's Congress

PARTNERS

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OUR LAND OUR NATURE!

A CONGRESS TO DECOLONIZE CONSERVATION

Coco Velten
16 Rue Bernard du Bois, 13001 Marseille, France