Kenya’s High Hills honey gatherers need urgent help
The Ogiek of Mount Elgon and the Sengwer of the Chepkitale hills
"Relief assistance through the Kenya Red Cross .... prevented from reaching the Ogiek. Since then, the roads to Chepkitale have been blocked by KFS officers..."
Apr 18, 2011
Zimbabwe: Illegal Settlers Blamed for Poaching At Conservancies
"When the powers that be speak in tongues it is difficult for us to implement."
The high price paid by both people and the environment for the political upheavals in Zimbabwe
Apr 07, 2011
Video - 'People have spoken: voices from Loliondo.'
Resolving Loliondo Land Use Conflict
See the March 13th post "The long running conflict of Loliondo in Tanzania" for more background.
Mar 15, 2011
The long running conflict of Loliondo in Tanzania
Resolving the Land Use Conflict in Loliondo
"..burned homesteads, reported human rights abuses, 50,000 cattle displaced and considerable economic loss to local communities...What it will take to bring peace to the area is still up for debate."
Mar 13, 2011
South Sudan's choice: resource curse or wild wonder?
In 2007, following two decades of brutal civil war, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) surveyed South Sudan
"But wealth could come from more than tourism and should be measured as more than GDP. Protecting watersheds and forests will greatly benefit the people of South Sudan,..."
Feb 11, 2011
Basarwa of the CKGR have a case
"Every one of us must exercise an independent and critical mind when addressing the issue of forced relocation of Basarwa. We should not allow government to indoctrinate us and turn us into conformists."
Two opinion pieces from the Botswana nwspaper Mmegi
Feb 05, 2011
Victory for Kalahari Bushmen as court grants right to water (and more from Wikileaks)
In a momentous decision, Botswana’s Court of Appeal today quashed a ruling that denied the Kalahari Bushmen access to water on their ancestral lands.
Botswana government guilty of ‘degrading treatment’ - Case described as ‘a harrowing story of human suffering and despair’ - The Botswana Gazette. Thursday 27th January 2011.
Jan 27, 2011
NGOs and WMAs in Tanzania
"Let us challenge the Elspeth Huxleys of today. Let us insist that here there is no such thing as a ‘no man’s land’ or ‘no woman’s land.’ Let us reclaim our land rights."
Fatal Wildlife Attraction. Posted by Jim Igoe for discussion.
Jan 25, 2011