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Conservation Hadza Tanzania

Hadzabe Facing Extinction

One of the world’s last and most ancient hunter-gatherer societies struggle for survival in northern Tanzania.

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Baka Conservation Republic of Congo

Baka Communities Face Eviction in the Congo Basin

The Baka people in the Congo Basin are fighting to remain in and preserve the forests.

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Bagungu Conservation Uganda

Bagungu vs. Murchison Falls National Park

Bagungu people are an indigenous group living in the Buliisa District near Lake Albert in northwest Uganda. Since the creation of Murchison Falls National Park (MFNP), maintaining their pastoralist livelihood has become a challenge. 

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Conservation Kenya Maasai

Maasai vs. Maasai Mara National Reserve

Maasai members had over two-thirds of their land taken away during British and Kenyan rule in 1961 to create the Maasai Mara National Reserve and were forced onto smaller pieces of land in Narok and Kajiado Districts. A 2004 petition for compensation and the reclaimed land was turned aside by the government, leading to protests and […]

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Conservation Kenya Pokot Sengwer

The Sengwer

The Sengwer are an indigenous hunter-gatherer community facing eviction from their home in the Embobut Forest in the Trans Nzoia district of Kenya. Despite an end to the project causing the evictions, justice has yet been seen by the Sengwer. 

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Conservation Endorois Kenya Ogiek Sengwer

The Ogiek

The Ogiek are a hunter-gatherer community who have won two landmark court cases this decade to remain on their ancestral land in the Mau Forest and be recognized as indigenous rights holders.

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Conservation Kenya

Northern Rangeland Trust in Laikipia

In order to make way for a new national park, the Samburu have been forcefully evicted from Laikipia. The Northern Rangeland Trust is a conservation NGO that started in Kenya in 2004. Despite claiming to be a community-based organization, its large influence over the region has harmed local peoples instead. Photo Credit: Jimmy Nelson

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Conservation Kenya Samburu

Samburu Evictions in Laikipia

In order to make way for a new national park, the Samburu have been forcefully evicted from Laikipia. Photo Credit: Jimmy Nelson

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Conservation Endorois Kenya

The Endorois

The African Commission ruled in 2010 that the eviction of the Endorois is a violation of their rights. Photo credit: Minority Rights Group

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Conservation Kenya

Crocodile Jaw Dam

A proposed dam on the border of Laikipia and Isiolo counties puts herders at even greater risk of drought and loss of livestock. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons