There is a massive land grab on an unprecedented scale, notably in Africa, using the mask of “conservation” and “protecting nature” to throw people off their land and wreck their nature-friendly ways of existence.
The Scientific American notes in its October 2021 editorial the danger of “a new model of colonialism” that “forces those least responsible for climate change, biodiversity loss and other environmental crises to pay the highest price for averting them”.
"...In the Congo Basin, for example, armed eco-guards have brutally evicted Indigenous Pygmies from the rain forest to carve out protected areas. These wildlife reserves expanded following a CBD [the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity] resolution in 2010 to dedicate 17 percent of Earth's terrestrial surface to nature. Yet the protected areas are surrounded by or sometimes even overlaid with oil, mining or logging concessions. Unsurprisingly, chimpanzee, gorilla and elephant populations have continued to decline even as Pygmy peoples have been consigned to poverty and misery..."
There is now a new policy of the “30x30” campaign to protect 30 percent of Earth's land and sea surface by 2030.
In L’invention du colonialisme vert (‘The Invention of Green Colonialism’), the author, Guillaume Blanc, warns that in their bid to “protect” 30% or even 50% of the planet, there exists a threat essentially aiming to rid vast swathes of the non-Western world of all indigenous life.