Diplomatic Immunity for the
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
And why do federal agencies, the Nature
Conservancy, Sierra Club, and other
environmental groups strongly promote the same
...............It is no coincidence.
All of these programs, treaties, and
organizations have one thing in common; the
International Union for the Conservation of
.............. 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
.............. Despite the IUCNís pretension
of being a scientific body, the Spring 1996
edition of the IUCNís Ethics Working
Groupís publication, Earth Ethics, suggests
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."
"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
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
.................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?
Concerned About Grizzlies, Inc. (CAG)
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