The Success of Fortress Conservation and the Court Case

The most important part of the book is that it shows how strong and successful unjust conservation policies can be. This argument has been misinterpreted. I am not arguing that because conservation can get away with being unjust then it should pay less attention to people’s needs. Quite the opposite. It is precisely because there is not pragmatic necessity of ensuring that conservation is just that we should be vigilant against the injustices it can wield.

I only really worked out what I was trying to say in these papers when Celebrity and the Environment was published, and have only really worked out what to do about it with the Just Conservation website, under Nick Winer’s leadership. Nevertheless the following papers may provide some insights.

This is the original chapter from Fortress Conservation that explains the success of the misrepresentations.

Shorter, conciser versions of the story appeared first in Policy MattersLink

And then also in Conservation and SocietyLink

I have also taken the opportunity of attaching here all the court case documents just in case you want to wade through the appalling details of this case. It is important that these be more widely known and available.