From principles to practice: Indigenous peoples and protected areas in Africa - Case Study 1: Rwanda

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.

From principles to practice: Indigenous peoples and protected areas in Africa - Case Study 2: Democratic Republic of Congo

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.

From principles to practice: Indigenous peoples and protected areas in Africa - Case study 6: Cameroon – Dja Wildlife Reserve

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.

Sold Down the River. The need to control transnational forestry corporations: a European case study.


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

Ogiek Chronology 1991-2001

1991- 94

  • The Ogiek ancestral lands were opened up for settlement besides the opening of closed schools and gazetting of locations and wards.
  • Exodus of the new settlers to the Ogiek ancestral lands.


Heading towards Extinction Indigenous Rights in Africa: The Case of the Twa of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo


The Twa of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park were evicted from their traditional lands in the name of wildlife conservation. This book details their case in both the African context and that of emerging and established international norms and principles of indigenous peoples' rights.

ISBN 87-90730-31-3   142 pages   Published by FPP and IWGIA

Slave and Enclave: Towards a Political Ecology of Equatorial Africa


The forest communities of Gabon, the Congo and the Central African Republic have been undermined by slave wars, conquest, forced resettlement and extractive industries. The report shows how they have been deprived of control over their ancestral forests and left defenceless against foreign-dominated timber companies.

ISBN 9679998762    75 pages    Paperback   1993

People of Clay: The Twa of Rwanda

Describing the history and the contemporary situation of the Twa people of Rwanda and their efforts to address their issues through the international indigenous rights movement.