Tanzania’s Maasai face ongoing threats, intimidation, and arrests.
More… Jun 07, 2018
More… Jun 07, 2018
Banning hunting can have negative impacts on the conservation of animals.
More… May 22, 2018
In this blog post: Report by the Oakland Institute; Kigwangalla becomes like his shamelessly lying predecessors; Livestock detained at Wasso market; Secret meeting for a “friendlier special authority”; OBC’s gift to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism; Summary for newcomers.More… May 14, 2018
The Maasai Land that was to Run Forever
Based on field research, never publicly-seen-before documents, and an in-depth investigation into Tanzania’s land laws. This report is the first to reveal the complicity between Tanzanian government officials and foreign companies as they use conservation laws to dispossess the Maasai, driving them into smaller and smaller areas and creating a stifling map of confinement.More… May 11, 2018
Outside Kruger National Park, the people who once lived inside may be the key to the reserve’s future.
Kruger National Park and the communities around its borders represent the global front line in the battle against rhino poaching. South Africa contains the largest remaining rhino populations in the world, and most of the killing is happening in and around Kruger. In these villages, residents are caught in the middle of an escalating fight between poachers and conservationists — one that has grown in intensity and violence as prices skyrocket. Poor and dispossessed, these villages potentially hold the key to solving this crisis in the long run, and yet distrust runs deep.More… Apr 09, 2018
Rhinos Wanted – Dead or Alive
Major gaps between South African and Namibian legislation that regulates the endangered species trade allowed for the sale of at least 13 white rhino bulls from a South African game park to a Russian big game hunting outfit in Namibia. Nine of these rhinos were found to have died.More… Mar 06, 2018
In an Urgent Action Alert, Amnesty International is asking people to write to the director of the Kenya Forest Service.
More… Feb 17, 2018
Complaint abandoned, but systematic human rights violations continue for indigenous Baka communities in Cameroon.
More… Jan 31, 2018