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Conservation needs to ditch its “colonial” ways

New Statesman 27 Jun 2022
Meanwhile, conservation battles over how land’s finite resource should be used, and where, have become increasingly fraught. In northern Tanzania, an area roughly the size of Greater London is being cleared of human settlements and livestock to make way for a luxury game reserve run by a UAE-owned company.
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Statement from the Maasai Community in Loliondo #AfricaClimateCrisis

All Africa 25 Jun 2022
Nairobi -- How could it be that we possessed and protected this land for millennia and this sacred link is in danger of disappearing from Tanzania's history in merely 60 years? ....
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East Africa must reject its colonial model of conserving wildlife

The Observer 24 Jun 2022
The recent violent evictions of Maasai in Loliondo, Tanzania, to make way for a luxury game reserve is the latest in a long list of examples of community owners of land suffering under a “fortress conservation” model adopted in the heyday of colonialism ... in Tanzania or elsewhere.
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Tanzania charges 20 Maasai with murder after police officer dies during protests

The Observer 23 Jun 2022
Twenty Maasai pastoralists from northern Tanzania have been charged with the murder of a police officer during protests over government plans to use their ancestral land for conservation and a luxury hunting reserve ... evicted from their ancestral land in Tanzania, 17 June 2022.
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Tanzania's Masaai demand Indigenous rights in UN framework

Beaumont Enterprise 23 Jun 2022
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania's Maasai people, resisting government pressure to leave their ancestral homes in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, have presented their demands for Indigenous land rights to negotiators in Nairobi finalizing the proposed U.N ... "This is the fourth forceful eviction from our land.
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Tanzania’s Masaai demand Indigenous rights in UN framework

Metro USA 23 Jun 2022
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania’s Maasai people, resisting government pressure to leave their ancestral homes in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, have presented their demands for Indigenous land rights to negotiators in Nairobi finalizing the proposed U.N ... “This is the fourth forceful eviction from our land.
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Eviction of Maasai Shows Need for Indigenous Rights in Global Nature Pact

All Africa 23 Jun 2022
In Tanzania, Maasai people are being evicted from their ancestral lands in the name of conservation and economic need - something a new global nature accord cannot allow ....
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Tanzanian Maasai live in fear after native lands reclassified for safari tourism and trophy hunting

France24 20 Jun 2022
Thousands of members of the indigenous Maasai community in northern Tanzania fled ...
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Tanzania accused of violence on Maasai protesting eviction

Federal News Radio 18 Jun 2022
The confrontations, which erupted after Maasai community members noticed Tanzanian authorities marking off land reportedly for a game reserve, occurred just days before the East African Court of Justice is set to rule next week on the merits of a case filed by supporters of the Maasai against Tanzania’s government.
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Rights Observers, Lawyers Press Tanzania to Halt Plan to Evict Maasai

Voa News 18 Jun 2022
Human rights observers and lawyers for the Maasai people are pressing Tanzania’s government to halt plans to forcibly evict tens of thousands of the Indigenous nomads from their ancestral land at the eastern edge of the Serengeti National Park.
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Tanzania accused of violent eviction attempts against Maasai

Times Argus 17 Jun 2022
The confrontations, which erupted after Maasai community members noticed Tanzanian authorities marking off land reportedly for a game reserve, occurred just days before the East African Court of Justice is set to rule next week on the merits of a case filed by supporters of the Maasai against Tanzania’s government.
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Amnesty International condemns Tanzanian violence against Maasai

Jurist 16 Jun 2022
Tanzania is planning on using Maasai lands in endeavors such as conservation and hunting excursions ... Back in 2018 the forbade Tanzania from evacuating the Maasai from their ancestral lands for any project ... raised concern surrounding Tanzania’s plans for the Maasai community.
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Enough Is Enough! A Global Economic War with Unpredictable Consequences for Civilian Populations.

GlobalResearch 16 Jun 2022
Survival International reports that on 8 June, dozens of police vehicles and some 700 officers arrived in Loliondo, Northern Tanzania, next to the Serengeti National Park, to demarcate 1,500 square kilometres of Maasai land as a game reserve ... of indigenous people from their land.
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Tanzanian farmers dig trenches to fight drought, desertification

Anadolu Agency 16 Jun 2022
The brainchild of Justdiggit, a local non-governmental organization operating in Kenya and Tanzania since 2013, Mlimbo said more than 200,000 "bunds" have been dug in various parts of the country ... By revegetating degraded land, the conservationists aim to increase pastures and arable land for the local Maasai communities in northern Tanzania.
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Maasai protesters shot, beaten as Tanzania moves forward with wildlife game reserve

Mongabay 15 Jun 2022
When 700 members of Tanzania’s anti-riot Field Force Unit (FFU) arrived in the Loliondo division of Ngorongoro on June 6, no one told local Maasai pastoralists about the purpose of their visit ... Maasai pastoralists protest move to demarcate ancestral land in Loliondo, Tanzania.

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