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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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Agribusiness Ethiopia

The Chabu

The Chabu are one of the final hunter-gatherer societies left on Earth. They are the victims of human rights abuses by the Ethiopian Government due to violent displacement from their forest home making way for agricultural development. 

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Democratic Republic of the Congo Extractive Industries

Mbuti in the Okapi Wildlife Reserve

The Okapi Wildlife Reserve is home to indigenous Mbuti hunter-gatherers who help protect native species of the forest. Mbuti livelihoods are being threatened, though, by illegal poaching, mining and deforestation. Photo Credit: Monusco Photos

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Democratic Republic of the Congo Farmer Conflict

Luba and Batwa Conflict

A conflict between Batwa group members, a marginalized hunter-gatherer group, and Luba members, a Bantu ethnic group, has resulted in hundreds of deaths, thousands of displaced peoples and ethnic tension in the former Katanga Region. Photo Credit: Thomas Nicolon (Mongabay)