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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.

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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

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.

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

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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

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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.