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Bakonjo Bamba Conservation Uganda

Bamba and Bakonjo Peoples in Mt. Rwenzori National Park

Bamba and Bakonjo are two indigenous groups who live in the mountainous area of Bundibugyo District. They were evicted from their land with the creation of the Rwenzori National Park, which has prevented them from accessing many economically and culturally significant areas. Photo credit: ComplexMania

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Bakonjo Basongora Conservation Uganda

Basongora & Bakonjo vs. Queen Elizabeth National Park

Batwa are often called the “Keepers of the Forest” and are one of Africa’s oldest surviving indigenous Basongora are a pastoralist community living in the western lowlands in Uganda and were evicted from their land in 1952 to allow for the creation of Queen Elizabeth National Park. They continue to face human rights violations today. Photo […]