Conservation or green imperialism?

I thought the idea that conservation meant excluding people had finally been buried by Elinor Ostrom’s Nobel Prize win. So I am sad to hear that the Chagos Islands have been made a conservation reserve by the British government.

The Chagos people were physically removed from their islands to make way for a US base. The US gave the UK government £11 million towards Polaris nuclear weapons in the 1960s for getting rid of local people

They have fought a long battle to return from exile, the reserve looks like preventing them from going home.

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