The evidence draws on detailed studies by Forest Peoples Programme which reveal a systematic failure of the effectiveness of World Bank projects and policies to protect the rights and improve the livelihoods of forest peoples.
Consultation and feasibility study.
The conflict between conventional conservation strategies and indigenous conservation systems: the case study of Ngorongoro Conservation Area
The research at hand was carried out with the aim of exploring issues surrounding conservation and the rights of the Maasai pastoralists in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA).
The Khomani San of South AfricaThe San peoples of South Africa have over the past century been decimated to the point of virtual extinction. Those that survived were driven off their traditional land, and forced to exist alongside the more powerful and dominant cultures of pastoralists and colonial landowners. Fewer and fewer San practised their ancient culture, and as a group they and their lifestyle became a thing of memory, as the San lost touch with the Kalahari wilderness.
The impact of (forest) nature conservation on indigenous peoples: the Batwa of south-western Uganda. A case study of the Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Conservation Trust.This study analyses the conflicts between wildlife and nature conversation and indigenous Batwa peoples in the Mgahinga and Bwindi National Parks, Uganda. Under its Global Environment Facility (GEF), the World Bank granted US $4.3 million in May 1991 to establish a trust fund in Uganda.
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Africa possesses an enormous diversity of forest ecosystems – from Mali to South Africa – all of which are at risk of degradation. The impacts are both local (ecological and social) and global as they affect climate change and hasten the loss of biodiversity. This book analyses the root causes of these threats and recounts the struggles by local people to protect and use these forests adequately.
ISBN 9974-7608-6-0 Paperback Published by World Rainforest Movement
This study, prepared under contract with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), provides a concise overview of the information available on the land rights of indigenous peoples, with a focus on those in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
This Briefing was produced with the support of a grant from the Ford Foundation
This briefing paper provides an overview of the African system for the protection of human and peoples’ rights. This system is based upon the African Charter of Human and Peoples’ Rights and implemented through the African Commission of the same name. While this system suffers from a number of deficiencies, particularly related to the Commission’s lack of enforcement powers and qualifications to the rights recognised in the African Charter, it is nonetheless a tool that may be of use to Indigenous peoples and organizations in Africa. While an explanation of the procedure for filing a complaint with the Commission is provided here, this briefing paper should not be considered as a complete explanation of the process.
The situation of the Batwa forest dwellers and conservation of the Volcanoes National Park and Nyungwe Natural Forest, RwandaThis study addresses the socio-economic situation of Batwa forest dwellers of the Volcanoes National Park and the Nyungwe Natural Forest. It reviews data gathered from a range of sectoral studies, and examines the fundamental activities of the NGOs and other institutions operating in the above zones.
Protected areas and indigenous peoples: the paradox of conservation and survival of the Baka in Moloundou region (south-east Cameroon)This case study focuses on a particular case which illustrates the paradox between the logic of conservation and the survival of indigenous peoples.
The extent of Bagyeli Pygmy involvement in the development and Management Plan of the Campo Ma’an UTO.For the project Indigenous Peoples and Protected Areas in Africa, a case study was conducted in the Campo area of south-west Cameroon to assess its impact on Bagyeli Pygmies living in the area.
The Bambuti-Batwa and the Kahuzi-Biega National Park: The case of the Barhwa and Babuluko people This case study reviews the situation of the Pygmies and the Kahuzi-Biega National Park, located in the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The study reviews the historical background to the park, the impacts of the establishment of the park, and makes recommendations about its future management. This case study is based upon evidence gained through interviews with many of the stakeholders from the Pygmy community, the park and the government.
This report reviews the activities and main findings generated during a participative consultation by the Forest Peoples Project (FPP) with members of Bagyeli 'Pygmy' communities in south-west Cameroon affected by the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline project.
One forest and two dreams: the constraints imposed on the Baka in Miatta by the Dja Wildlife Reserve.The objective of this study is to gain an understanding, using a local case, of how local communities perceive the constraints imposed upon them by the presence of a conservation project near to their territory.The study was based upon data collected during April and May 2001 in Miatta village, which is situated on the southern periphery of the Dja Wildlife Reserve.THIS PUBLICATION HAS BEEN BROKEN DOWN INTO CHAPTERS FOR THE WEBSITE.
With conference discussions and commentaries by presenters and community representatives (194 pages)The Ogiek in Mau Forest
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The EU's role in forest resource management is examined in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. Profiles of 16 European-owned companies illustrate their impacts on the local populations, the environment and the economy.
73 pages Paperback Published by Forests Monitor
1991- 94 '95
The Batwa of south west Uganda number only a few thousand people and are one of the hunter-gatherer and ex-hunter-gatherer peoples collectively known as the forest peoples (or ‘Pygmies’) of the Central African rainforests.