November of Terror and Silence in Loliondo has Turned into Christmas of Terror and Silence.
The situation is far, far too painful and help is needed from anyone with some influence.
Fear and silence have continued into December. In November Tanzanian soldiers could torture and chase away people, and burn their bomas, in serious violation of interim orders issued by the East Africa Court of Justice, while all leaders in Loliondo stayed silent – and cattle were illegally detained on village land. Beatings continue, and on 21st December 12 bomas (or per other accounts 11 bomas/24 houses) were burned in the Leken area of Kirtalo village.
Dec 28, 2018
How Native American tribes are bringing back the bison from brink of extinction.
The continent’s largest land mammal plays crucial role in spiritual lives of the tribes
Dec 12, 2018
Indigenous protected areas are the next generation of conservation.
Edéhzhíe is located in the Dehcho region of the Northwest Territories. It is the first Indigenous protected area designated in Canada.
Dec 07, 2018
Protecting Botswana’s elephants isn’t a numbers game.
Recent developments threaten Botswana’s well-established status as a successful conservation country.
Dec 06, 2018
Extreme Violence Has Again Erupted in Loliondo, Violating Interim Orders, and Nobody is Speaking Out.
In wide areas around the camp of OBC, that organizes hunting for Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai, people are being attacked and beaten, and chased away together with their cattle. This is not only a crime against human rights and Tanzanian law, but it’s a serious violation of interim orders issued by the East African Court of Justice on 25th September this year.
Nov 18, 2018
The Spectacular U-turner Kigwangalla has Commented on Loliondo in a TV Interview
View from the Termite Mound
A blog about threats against Maasai land in Loliondo - Thomson Safaris, that claim 51 km2 of grazing land as their private nature refuge, OBC, that keep lobbying the Tanzanian government to grab 1,500 km2 from the Maasai - and ruthless hypocrisy, lies, intimidation, and violence.
Nov 07, 2018
Displaced villagers in Myanmar at odds with UK charity over land conservation.
Karen people in Tanintharyi region fear project to protect 800,000-acre area will cut them off from ancestral lands.
A British conservation charity has become embroiled in a row with villagers displaced by civil war in Myanmar over plans to protect pristine forests housing wild Asian elephants, tigers and sun bears.
Nov 02, 2018
Brazil scraps 11 new Amazon protected areas covering 2,316 square miles.
In recent months, the state deputies of the Legislative Assembly of Rondonia had moved to create 11 new protected areas in the Brazilian Amazon, covering about 600,000 hectares (2,316 square miles) of forest.
However, the bancada ruralista agribusiness lobby, bitterly opposed to the action, launched a counter legislative measure, attaching the scrapping of the protected areas to an emergency state funding bill. On 25 September, that funding bill passed, effectively killing the conserved areas.
Thirty years ago, only 2 percent of Rondonia’s forested land had been felled. That has increased to 28.5 percent today, the highest level in any Amazonian state due to a massive influx of land-hungry families, relocation encouraged by the government, along with the uncontrolled expansion of logging and land clearing for ranching.
Conservationists fear that continued illegal incursions into conserved areas could result in escalating violence as land grabbers, illicit loggers and cattlemen conflict with indigenous groups and Brazilian law enforcement over Amazon land claims.
Oct 11, 2018