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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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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 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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Agribusiness Ethiopia Suri

Suri vs. Lim Siow Jin Estate

The Ethiopia government leased land to Malaysian company Lim Siow Jin Estate in the Bench Maji Zone of the SNNPR (Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region) region in 2011. However, the 31,000-hectare large plantation overlaps with the land of the Suri people and has had negative effects on their traditional pastoral livelihood.

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Bodi Dassanech Ethiopia Hamar Infrastructure Karo Kwegu Mursi Nyangatom Turkana

Indigenous Peoples vs. Gibe III Dam

The Mursi and Nyangatom are two of many pastoralist groups in the SNNPR region of Ethiopia, and surrounding area, who risk losing access to their resources, especially water, because of a series of dams being built along the Omo River. Photo credit: Salini Impregilo

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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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Bantu Batwa Bayaka Central African Republic Infrastructure

Mbenga vs. Development in the Dzanga-Sangha Forest

The Mbenga people have lived in the Dzanga-Sangha Forest of the Central African Republic for centuries. However, maintaining a traditional livelihood is now a challenge due to logging, poaching, poor health, and servitude to the majority Bilo who exploit local resources. Photo Credit: The Guardian

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Baka Cameroon Conservation

Baka vs. Nki National Park

Traditions and practices, such as hunting and fishing, are being lost, as landless Baka now must live outside of their ancestral home. Conservation and development now threaten their entire way of life. Photo credit: The Guardian.