News item update!

22-Apr-2008

MEC Senior Editor Jeremy Smith writes:

Great green land grab

This week’s news item, adapted for MEC from a news article originally published in the Guardian Weekly, is about the growth of private conservation, where people buy land to protect it from environmental destruction.

Go to the News Items section on your Work Area screen to find out about the effects this type of conservation may have on the environment.

You could also ask students to find out about the following organizations mentioned in the news item and what they do:

Forest Peoples Programme

Wildlands project

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