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Amidst Government Terror and Lawlessness, the East African Court Fails to Deliver Justice to the Maasai of Loliondo

On 30th September 2022 in Arusha, the East African Court of Justice delivered its ruling in Reference No. 10 of 2017 Ololosokwan Village Council & 3 Others versus the Attorney General of the United Republic of Tanzania.

More… Oct 03, 2022

Bedouin community fear Galilee conservation plan is part of a bid to ‘uproot’ them.

Nature and Parks Authority faces opposition to planned wildlife corridor near Haifa, which environmentalists say is an important part of efforts to protect endangered animals

More… Sep 09, 2022

Dubai royal family driving out thousands of Maasai to oblige rich foreign hunters

Maasai are being evicted from a Tanzanian wildlife paradise to make way for neocolonial land grabs by the Dubai royal family. The reason? The right to hunt unhindered for the next 30 years.

More… Aug 25, 2022

Uganda Wildlife Authority station in Kween occupied by Benet community members to protest forcible evictions and abuses of their human rights

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On July 14, women and children of the Mosopisyek of Benet started peacefully occupying the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) station, Piswa, in Kween district, Uganda, to protest the current evictions taking place in Mt. Elgon and to demand release of their animals, which were impounded by the Uganda Wildlife Agency.

More… Jul 29, 2022

In Tanzania, the Maasai may lose their land – Again.

In Tanzania, a way of life hangs in the balance

More… Jul 11, 2022

East Africa must reject its colonial model of conserving wildlife

‘Fortress’ game reserves displaced the Maasai but ignore the pastoralists’ role in maintaining wildlife and biodiversity

The recent violent evictions of Maasai in Loliondo, Tanzania, to make way for a luxury game reserve is the latest in a long list of examples of community owners of land suffering under a “fortress conservation” model adopted in the heyday of colonialism. And what for? So that others, be they wealthy tourists or royalty, can use swathes of land as their playgrounds.

More… Jun 25, 2022

Loliondo - Tanzania charges 20 Maasai with murder after police officer dies during protests

Lawyers say government is attempting to intimidate pastoralists as thousands flee to Kenya amid escalating row over evictions

More… Jun 25, 2022

A look at violence and conflict over Indigenous lands in nine Latin American countries

Indigenous people make up a third of the total number of environmental defenders killed across the globe. The most critical situation is in Colombia, where 117 Indigenous people have been murdered between 2012 and 2020.

Indigenous people make up a third of the total number of environmental defenders killed across the globe, despite being a total of 4% of the world’s population, according to a report by Global Witness. The most critical situation is in Colombia, where 117 Indigenous people have been murdered between 2012 and 2020. Conflicts over extractive industries and territorial invasions are a major cause of violence against Indigenous communities. Between 2017 and 2021, there were 2,109 cases of communities affected by extractive industries and their associated activities in Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras. Mongabay Latam interviewed 12 Indigenous leaders from nine countries across Latin America and spoke to them about the threats they face and the murders occurring in the region.

More… Jun 06, 2022