Biodiversity Conservation: For Whom?
A 38 min. documentary on how the lofty goal of biodiversity conservation may end up hurting the people who have lived since time immemorial in the place to be protected

This documentary provides background information for a campaign being organized by the Yshiro indigenous people of Paraguay to recover control over their traditional territory. It narrates how the Yshiro have found themselves trapped in contradictory processes driven by external agents. On the one hand, deforestation from cattle-ranching, and , on the other hand,  conservation projects that try to compensate for the loss of forest. In discussing this situation the documentary also highlights the technocratic nature of many internationally funded projects and the degree to which  pleads for participation and informed consent is often just a formulaic PR operation.

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