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Silence, Torture, Stupidity, Affidavits, and Soldiers in Loliondo

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The bizarre case of mistaken identity and illegal arrests; Thomson Safaris back to violence (if they ever stopped), using soldiers; Reported arrests of OBC rangers, but details are scarce and confused; Attack by soldiers at orpul in Ololosokwan; The government’s affidavits.... Now Summary of osero and OBC developments of the past decades

More… Sep 27, 2018

Fortress conservation in Kahuzi-Biéga National Park.

Evictions and extrajudicial killing.

The Kahuzi-Biéga National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was established in 1970 by a Belgian photographer and conservationist Adrien Deschryver. In creating the park, almost 6,000 Batwa indigenous people were violently evicted from the area.

More… Sep 15, 2018

The future of forest conservation.

History is being made in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Local communities have participated in redrawing the borders of a nature reserve. They now seek effective participation in the management of the reserve. If successful, this experience could become a model for future conservation projects.

More… Aug 03, 2018

HE DARES TO CHALLENGE KENYA'S 'BIG CONSERVATION LIE'

Mordecai Ogada’s “people first” mantra rankles fellow conservationists, whom he compares to colonists.

OGADA CALLS HIS FELLOW ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTISTS “PROSTITUTES,” EXPLAINING THEY WILL FIND A “SIMPLISTIC SOLUTION TO FEED BACK INTO DONORS LOOKING FOR INSTANT GRATIFICATION.”

More… Aug 03, 2018

DRC adopts a strategy that will bolster community forestry, conservation group says.

A new community forestry strategy in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could help provide Congolese communities with a say in the management of the country’s forests. A group of local and international organizations, government agencies and community groups developed the strategy to strengthen the capacity of provincial authorities and ensure that the country’s community forestry laws do in fact include and benefit communities. The plan calls for an “experimental phase” over the next five years to gradually provide access to areas of the roughly 700,000 square kilometres (more than 270,000 square miles) of available forest through community management permits.

More… Jul 22, 2018

Intimidation Continues in Loliondo While Everyone has been Silenced.

In this blog post:- Violent assault committed by soldiers; The EACJ case; Probe team, team of attorney general’s lawyers, or whatever; Reuters article everywhere; Visit by RC Gambo.

More… Jul 05, 2018

Transborder Protected Areas, Green Infrastructure, and Local Communities:

Perspectives on the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area.

An overview of the issues, opportunities constraints and problems affecting the world's largest multi-country park.

More… Jun 19, 2018

A Decade since Trent Keegan was Murdered and Thomson Safaris Continue Occupying Maasai Land.

View from the Termite Mound A blog about threats against Maasai land in Loliondo - Thomson Safaris, OBC and ruthless hypocrisy.

In this blog post: - Tanzania Breweries Limited; Thomson Safaris take Maasai land as their nature refuge; Lesinko shot at Enashiva Nature Refuge; Trent murdered; 2009 drought; The sign; First international article; The PM’s “report”; Unanswered UN letters; The court cases; Becoming a blogger; The negotiations; Children beaten; Five herders prosecuted for trespass; Killing a website; More journalists in trouble; Olunjai shot; The big intimidation campaign in Loliondo; Charity as a weapon – and recently buying who could not be bought; Current silence.

More… Jun 14, 2018