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
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.
Aug 25, 2022
In Tanzania, the Maasai may lose their land – Again.
In Tanzania, a way of life hangs in the balance
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.
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
Jun 25, 2022
Inside how Botswana’s trophy hunting is making the rich richer and the poor poorer
Botswana’s trophy hunting which was supposed to benefit local communities is instead shifting wealth from them to the country’s big businessmen- Sunday Standard investigations have revealed.
In the latest development, a company owned by business mogul Derek Brink has strong armed an Okavango Delta based community trust to award them an elephant hunting quota at less than a third of the international going rate.
May 15, 2022
International elephant corridor put at risk by killing of Botswana’s largest tuskers
While hunters celebrate and conservationists mourn the killing of two of Botswana’s largest-tusked elephants, a biodiversity tragedy is waiting in the wings.
Comment Ed: These super tusker elephants provide wealth to a privileged few. The right to exploit them is sold by communities for a pittance. Community Based Natural Resource Management was designed to put control back into community hands to ensure economic stability through sound conservation. This is clearly not working. A programme designed to support the poorest now supports the richest.
May 15, 2022
Tanzania’s Maasai appeal to west to stop eviction for conservation plans
Thousands of Indigenous people sign letter to UK, US and EU protesting at appropriation of land for tourist safaris and hunting
Apr 26, 2022