An academic study of the 'fundamentally flawed' 2006 Environmental Impact Assessment of the planned Gibe III hydroelectric project in Ethiopia's Lower Omo River Basin suggests that Ethiopian institutions have made 'no effort to prevent or address the looming crisis' that the dam poses to the basin's 200,000 indigenous peopleAfrica Resources Working Group
This week, the Baka community in the Lomie region of Central Cameroon, have been mapping their lands with the support of the Centre for Environment and Development in Cameroon (CED) and Forest Peoples Programme (FPP). The resulting maps clearly show significant incursions into designated community forest by industrial loggers in Cameroon.
Industrial logging concessions begin two kilometres from the community.
Fergal Keane of the BBC is in Cameroon meeting Baka indigenous peoples who are using new technology to document their traditional use of forests, to map their lands and to monitor and report illegal logging activity.