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El robo de tierras indígenas y el circo del turismo blanco en África

El cortometraje ‘Nyama’ narra la expulsión de la comunidad batwa de territorios protegidos de Uganda en pro de la conservación medioambiental y critica la condescendencia de los extranjeros

More… Feb 13, 2022

Loliondo and Ngorongoro Attacked from Every Angle, and People Have Spoken Up.

The Tanzanian government must stop threatening and abusing the Maasai of Ngorongoro District, whether it’s for the old “Loliondogate” issue in Loliondo and Sale Division and the hunters’ wish for a “protected area”, or for the even older wish to for the love of tourism money further dispossess and strangle those in Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Now the Arusha RC John Mongella must backtrack on his (the government’s) terrible threat described in the previous blog post.

More… Feb 01, 2022

Letter from FPP and IDL to the Peruvian President to guarantee Indigenous rights

The letter is written in solidarity with the Federation of Native Communities of Ucayali and Tributaries (FECONAU), the Regional Organisation of Aidesep in Ucayali (ORAU) and the Interethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Rainforest (AIDESEP). Although the Flor de Ucayali community's land has been titled, they still suffer threats to their lands, lives and livelihoods on a regular basis. This letter asks Pedro Castillo Terrones, the President of Peru, to take immediate action to guarantee indigenous rights, protect human rights defenders in Flor de Ucayali, as well as creating and implementing across-sectional protection plan for the community in the face of continuing threats to their land and fundamental rights. Letter and annexes available in Spanish only.

More… Jan 29, 2022

Mau Forest rehabilitation still overshadowed by forced evictions

*More than 50,000 people have been forcefully evicted from Kenya’s ecologically important Mau Forest in the past decade. *With few options to relocate, evicted smallholders and others continue to enter the forest in search of grazing and fuel. *The Kenya Water Tower Agency has built electrified fencing, but encroachers have torn sections of this down. *Enlisting evictees to create tree nurseries and support for alternative livelihoods points the way to more constructive approaches.

More… Jan 29, 2022

View from the Termite Mound

The Tanzanian government is again preparing to grab grazing land in Loliondo for the benefit of the “investor” and this time it’s the Arusha Regional Commissioner who’s been sent as the messenger. Let’s stop any such plan!

More… Jan 16, 2022

Stealth Game: "Community" Conservancies Devastate Land & Lives in Northern Kenya

Stealth Game: “Community” Conservancies Devastate Land & Lives in Northern Kenya — reveals the devastating impact of privatized and neo-colonial wildlife conservation and safari tourism on Indigenous pastoralist communities.

More… Dec 18, 2021

Fresh atrocities in Kahuzi-Biega National Park in the name of “security” and “conservation”

Over the weekend of 12th-14th November 2021, in Kahuzi-Biega National Park, at least two whole Batwa villages were burnt to the ground, a man was shot dead, two women were shot and injured and at least one woman who was pregnant is still unaccounted for and feared burnt alive in her house. Villagers fled into the forest to hide.

More… Dec 18, 2021

Ndumo Game Reserve:

The complicated balancing act of subsistence farming and nature conservation in KwaZulu-Natal

As cultivated fields expand and grazing cattle explore ever further in the Ndumo Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, researchers worry about unresolved efforts to address human poverty while also trying to protect the ever-shrinking spaces left for wildlife and nature conservation.

More… Dec 11, 2021