Batwa communities were forcefully removed from their land in Kahuzi-Biega National Park (PNKB) without further accommodations. Evictions have harmful consequences for these communities. Particularly for indigenous groups that have cultural ties and foraging practices that are connected with the forest. Despite the importance of the national park as an established home to Batwa communities, the…
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Hadzabe Facing Extinction
One of the world’s last and most ancient hunter-gatherer societies struggle for survival in northern Tanzania.
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.
Imider Silver Mine vs. Amazigh
Amazigh in Imider, Morocco have faced alarming depletion and contamination of their groundwater resources because of a large silver mine. Photo from Al Jazeera