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January 2018 Archives

"Too scared to go into the forest.”

Complaint abandoned, but systematic human rights violations continue for indigenous Baka communities in Cameroon.

More… Jan 31, 2018

Legal recognition in the works for communities occupying Indonesia’s conservation areas.

The Indonesian government plans to formally recognize the occupation and use of land inside conservation areas, including national parks, by local and indigenous communities. The program will grant these communities access to clearly defined areas within these conservation zones, in exchange for managing these areas responsibly and sustainably, and not expanding their encroachment. However, the program could clash with a 2017 presidential regulation that emphasizes resettlement as a solution to human encroachment in conservation areas.

More… Jan 24, 2018

Kenya Flushes Out 'Criminals' in Forest Dispute After Sengwer Killing.

Security forces are flushing "criminal elements" out of a forest in western Kenya, an official said on Thursday, two days after a man was killed there, leading the European Union to suspend aid.

More… Jan 19, 2018

EU suspends Sh3.6 billion water project over Sengwer rights abuses.

The EU has suspended its Sh3.6 billion water towers initiative with Kenya following violent Sengwer community evictions, ambassador Stefano Dejak has said.

More… Jan 17, 2018