Diplomatic Immunity for the Sierra Club?

By Dr. Michael Coffman, Ph.D.
Discerning the Times Digest

August 25, 2002

Why is it that Biosphere Reserves, World Heritage Sites, Sustainable Development Programs, The Wildlands Project, and Convention on Biological Diversity -- all call for wilderness reserves and corridors surrounded by highly regulated "buffer zones?"

And why do federal agencies, the Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club, and other environmental groups strongly promote the same agenda?

...............It is no coincidence.

All of these programs, treaties, and organizations have one thing in common; the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

.............. First accredited by the United Nations in 1946 as a scientific advisor of the General Assembly, the IUCN presently has more than 880 state, government agency and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) members in 133 countries.

Its mission is "to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable."

.............. Despite the IUCNís pretension of being a scientific body, the Spring 1996 edition of the IUCNís Ethics Working Groupís publication, Earth Ethics, suggests otherwise.

The IUCN, admits Earth Ethics, "promotes alternative models for sustainable communities and lifestyles, based in ecospiritual practices and principles... [To solve] the problems that face the world today, humanity must undergo a radical change in its attitudes, values, and behavior.... In response to this situation, a new global ethics is taking form, and it is finding expression in international law."

...............Likewise, the IUCNís Commission on Environmental Strategy and Planning seems to be proud that they "change human behavior" by using a strategy "based less on facts ... than on the values they hold."

...............Indeed, IUCN "science" is based not on facts, but on "ecospiritual" theories of pantheism (nature is God) expressed in the pseudoscience of conservation biology.

...............The IUCNís strategy is brilliant. First, the IUCN helped create both the science" of conservation biology and the Society of Conservation Biology.

The leadership of the Society along with David Foreman (co-founder of Earth First! and Director of the Sierra Club), then dreamed up The Wildlands Project, which demands that up to one-half of America be put into wilderness reserves and corridors, with the remaining land as buffer zones.

Credibility for the pseudoscience of conservation biology was bought with foundation funding.

Finally, the IUCN wrote the Convention on Biological Diversity, in which, surprise, surprise, supporting documents name The Wildlands Project as the template for protecting biological diversity! 

What seem to be totally independent programs and activities are in reality a masterpiece orchestrated by the IUCN.

.................As ominous as the IUCN strategy is, however, it represents only part of the threat to America.

Through the IUCN, government agencies such as the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the EPA and other federal agencies can huddle in private with the Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation, National Audubon Society, Society of Conservation Biology, UNEP, UNDP, UNESCO and many others to develop strategies to implement their "ecospiritual" agenda on the ground -- without any knowledge by Congress or the people who will be affected.

.................Given that UN Secretary Kofi Annan is restructuring the UN to allow environmental NGOs direct involvement in policy formulation and enforcement, things are likely to get very dicey.

.................The crowning piece to this strategy may have come on January 18, 1996, when president Clinton signed Executive Order 12986, which states, in part: "I hereby extend to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources [IUCN] the privileges and immunities that provide or pertain to immunity from suit..."

................. Although it is yet to be tested in court, the IUCN and its U.S. members, now have diplomatic immunity from lawsuit by any American citizen.

Since the Sierra Club, EPA and other earth saviors are IUCN members, does this mean they can freely enter private property with impunity, looking for violations of outrageous and contrived international laws?

Something to think about.

© 1997 Dr. Michael Coffman

Dr. Coffman's Bio:

Received his BS in Forestry and MS in Biology at Northern Arizona University at Flagstaff and his Ph.D. in Forest Science at the University of Idaho.

President of Environmental Perspectives, Inc, Executive Director of Sovereignty International and a former chairman for the Forest Health Group.

Recently written two books exposing the fraudulent environmental movement entitled:

Saviours of the Earth? The Politics and Religion of Environmentalism!
Environmentalism! The Dawn of Acquarius or the Twilight of a New Dark Age?


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