Indigenous Baka face violence and precarious conditions from conservation, mining, logging, and rubber plantations.
The Baka people in the Congo Basin are fighting to remain in and preserve the forests.
There are many indigenous hunter-gatherer-farmer people known as Baka living in Gabon today. They face challenges to their lifestyle due to government-sponsored development and conservation efforts, as well as marginalization from other peoples. Image Credit: Gulf News
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.