Jenna Homewood

About Jenna Homewood

Jenna is a Graduate student at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) studying Conservation and Ecology. With an undergraduate background in Geography and Sociology. She has been a correspondent for the OWP since 2018. During this time she has developed an interest in multifaceted issues relating to environmental and resource conflict, conservation, sustainable development and climate change; and how these issues intersect with human rights.

Treaty Signed To Protect Rights Of Environmental Defenders In Latin America 1

Earlier this month on March 4th, a multinational treaty was signed in Costa Rica by 24 Latin American and Caribbean nations to protect the rights of environmental defenders. The agreement is officially known as the “Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters […]

Social Media And Tech Companies Fight Against Illegal Wildlife Trade 1

In recent years, the illegal trafficking of ivory and other exotic wildlife products has grown exponentially through the use of social media and the internet. To help eradicate wildlife trade, a coalition was launched on March 7th by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Wildlife Trade Monitoring Organization (TRAFFIC), and International […]

Conflict Between Nigerian Farmers And Herdsmen Provoked By Climate Change

Nigeria is currently experiencing ongoing conflict between indigenous, subsistence farmers and nomadic herdsmen, who are mainly of the Fulani ethnic group.  Amnesty International reported 168 deaths in January 2018 as a result of clashes between farmers and herdsmen in several Nigerian states; Adamawa, Benue, Taraba, Ondo and Kaduna.  Farmers say herders […]