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Why I Jumped Off El Capitan to Change Conservation

Survival International
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October 1, 2015

Find out why Tesia cares so much about stopping the conservation con, and what she did to launch the movement. For tribes, for nature, for all our humanity. (Survival)

Ahead of Yosemite National Park’s 125th anniversary on Thursday, Survival’s Tesia Bobrycki launched herself off the iconic El Capitan monolith to stop crimes committed in the name of conservation – dangling 3000ft in the air supported only by a rope.

Moved by her first-hand observations of tribal peoples who were evicted from their lands in the name of conservation, Tesia said,

“I love Yosemite. But my love for the place does not excuse the fact that Native Americans were violently evicted or killed when it was created. And it does not excuse the fact that parks around the world now follow its example – from Cameroon to Botswana to India.

“If we continue to destroy tribes, we’ll continue to destroy nature, and we’ll continue to destroy our future. Together, we can create a new conservation.”

Tesia is raising awareness of Survival International’s Stop the Con campaign for a conservation model that respect tribal peoples. Read Tesia’s story here.

  Check out Survival International: Uncontacted Tribes

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