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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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Infrastructure Namibia OvaHimba (Himba) San Zemba

Himba vs. Hydroelectric Dam Proposals in Kunene Region

The OvaHimba [Himba] have held onto their traditional pastoralist lifestyle to this day despite many droughts, wars, and land grab attempts. They face new challenges as the government seeks to build dams on the Kunene River. Photo Credit: Hans Hillewaert

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Batwa Conservation Rwanda Twa

The Landless Twa of Rwanda

33,000 Twa (Batwa) account for less than one percent of the Rwandan population and are the most vulnerable population living there. Twa are landless and many struggle to make a living in modern society. The government only recognizes Twa as “historically marginalized.” Photo Credit: Nick Ashdown

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Conservation Karamojong Uganda

Karamojong vs. Land Grabbing

Karamojong pastoralists are an impoverished, historically marginalized group without political representation. They have suffered in the past from land grabs for conservation by the government. Open grazing land is dwindling and their entire way of life is at risk. Today, government officials seek to abolish pastoralism in the region.

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Agribusiness Ethiopia Komo

Komo vs. Resettlement

Koma are agro-pastoralists who raise cattle and goats. Due to government resettlement policies, they are increasingly unable to maintain traditional livelihoods. Photo Credit: Dartmouth