Conservation and indigenous people

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‘It’s becoming a war zone’: Tanzania’s Maasai speak out on ‘forced’ removals
Communities in Ngorongoro say government is shutting down vital services to remove them from ancestral lands to expand lucrative game reserves

Jess Craig in Ngorongoro conservation area

16, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Harvesting human pee and DIY fertiliser: top conservation issues in 2023
Wetland protection, ailing amphibians and rising sea levels among issues likely to have global impact

Mary Hoff for Ensia

28, Dec, 2022 @11:59 AM

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Cop15: Trudeau pledges £510m for Indigenous-led conservation projects
Canada’s prime minister calls on China, Russia and Brazil to expand protected areas for nature

Patrick Greenfield and Phoebe Weston in Montreal, and Leyland Cecco in Toronto

08, Dec, 2022 @12:15 PM

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Tanzania drops murder charges against 24 Maasai leaders
The pastoralists had been detained over the death of a police officer during protests against government plans to evict them from ancestral land

Caroline Kimeu in Nairobi

25, Nov, 2022 @12:27 PM

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Sale of oil and gas permits casts shadow over world’s second-largest rainforest
Villagers in the Congo basin rely on the forest for food, medicine and spiritual wellbeing, but an auction of exploration rights could threaten that way of life

Cassie Dummett

01, Nov, 2022 @12:15 PM

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Racism and colonialism embedded in language of conservation, NGO says
Survival International issues guide calling for reappraisal of terms such as ‘wilderness’, ‘voluntary relocation’ and ‘protected area’

Karen McVeigh

12, Oct, 2022 @5:30 AM

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‘Shocking blow to Indigenous land rights’ as court dismisses Maasai herder claim
Herders lodge appeal against ruling in their case against the Tanzanian government, which they say is violently evicting them from ancestral land

Lizzy Davies and agencies

05, Oct, 2022 @11:47 AM

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Mexican tourism boom: Tulum’s locals fight evictions as developers move in
Indigenous people in the tourist hotspot on the Riviera Maya face losing their homes as land is sold for luxury housing

Mattha Busby

29, Sep, 2022 @5:30 AM

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‘We borrow our lands from our children’: Sami say they are paying for Sweden going green
Indigenous reindeer herders fear the drive towards a more sustainable economy is destroying their traditional way of life and cultural identity

Karen McVeigh and Klaus Thymann

10, Aug, 2022 @8:30 AM

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It is us we are waiting for! Africa needs to shape its own conservation and climate agenda
The IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress offers a chance to find a way to balance economic growth with conserving wilderness

Kaddu Sebunya

18, Jul, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Tanzania charges 20 Maasai with murder after police officer dies during protests
Lawyers say government is attempting to intimidate pastoralists as thousands flee to Kenya amid escalating row over evictions

Caroline Kimeu in Nairobi

23, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Maasai leaders ​arrested in protests over​ ​Tanzanian game reserve
Dozens wounded in clashes with police over eviction from ancestral lands to make way for hunting and safaris

Katie McQue, Mattha Busby and Rory James

14, Jun, 2022 @3:24 PM

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