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June 2014 Archives

A good month for the Bushmen - Some of them at least.

Threats to the eviction of the Bushmen of Ranyane to make way for the establishment of the C.I. sponsored wildlife corridor have been removed for the time being by court order and the Bushmen of the Okavango have received both UNESCO and Government support to maintain their cultural links to the area as recognised indigenous inhabitants of the Delta.

More… Jun 26, 2014

Can Social Media help Conservation?

A video documentary from Kirsten Horne at Earth Touch TV on the promise and peril of social media’s role in nature conservation.

More… Jun 26, 2014

The View from the Termite Mound - Another Delayed Update About the Land Grabbers of Loliondo – or who is a Kenyan?

This blog post is unnecessarily delayed for the usual reasons, but I’ve got some information that I can share.

There’s talk about a security and intelligence camp in Loliondo. An NGO staff member was “accused” of being “Kenyan”. In April the Boston Globe published a biased article about Thomson Safaris’ land grab. It’s being looked into how the District Council could get out of the court case. And Thomson Safaris again physically and judicially attack the people whose land they have taken.

More… Jun 16, 2014

Uvinje Village & Saadani National Park, Tanzania

Saadani was initially a game reserve created in the 1960s, partly at the behest of local residents concerned over seeing outsiders come in and indiscriminately kill wildlife. Saadani village contributed land for the reserve. However, when the game reserve became a national park records of the boundaries became scarce. Recent research seems to have done a thorough job of confirming the claims by local residents that the Tanzania National Parks Authority has arbitrarily redrawn park boundaries to snap up additional village land. Now they are ready to evict residents of Uvinje Sub-village.

More… Jun 11, 2014