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Cameroon's Baka people and the art of listening for honey bees

As a small child, Daniel Dindo learned how to travel deep into the rainforest of Cameroon and climb trees to collect honey without harming the bees or damaging their hive. Now, the land where he continues to practice this traditional harvest has been declared a protected area, and Daniel wonders what this will mean for the future of his village and his indigenous Baka culture.

A Collective Response for Territory and Life

Indigenous communities very often face territorial threats which call for an agile response to avoid them escalating. In this second post of a two-part series, Miluska Elguera, who works alongside Kichwa communities in San Martin, Peru, shares how an innovative Early Response Fund mechanism is supporting grassroots responses to territorial conflicts.

BLOG: “Without our forest, we have no life, we disappear”

A member of one of Cameroon’s Baka Communities in the Ngoyla Mintom area, talks about being driven out of his ancestral forests, and the issues his people face on a daily basis through lack of land rights and lack of access to food, medicine and education.

BLOG: « Sans notre forêt, nous n'avons pas de vie, nous disparaissons »

Un membre d'une des communautés baka du Cameroun dans la région de Ngoyla Mintom, parle d'être chassé de ses forêts ancestrales et des problèmes auxquels son peuple est confronté quotidiennement, à cause du manque de droits fonciers et du manque d'accès à la nourriture, médecine et éducation.

A message from the women of Assoumindelé, Cameroon

Women from a village in south east Cameroon say they won’t be able to access a parcel of land that has been allocated to their community as part compensation for land lost to a national reserve.

Message des femmes d'Assoumindelé, Cameroun

Des femmes venant d’un village du sud-est du Cameroun expriment qu’elles n’auront pas d’accès facile à la terre qui a été allouée à leur communauté en compensation partielle du territoire qui leur a été confisqué par une réserve naturelle.