The large extraction project poses negative social, environmental, and health impacts on indigenous peoples in Cameroon.
An ongoing civil war between Anglophone Cameroonians and the Francophone government has led to increasing ethnic tensions and strife that has consequently contributed to the displacement and loss of livelihood of pastoralist Mbororo.
Indigenous Baka face violence and precarious conditions from conservation, mining, logging, and rubber plantations.
Traditions and practices, such as hunting and fishing, are being lost, as landless Baka now must live outside of their ancestral home. Conservation and development now threaten their entire way of life. Photo credit: The Guardian.