Latest paper from the WOLTS team offers new evidence of a sustainable approach to securing land rights for women and communities
Une étude parue dans la revue “Scientific Reports” met en garde contre les conséquences du recul du nomadisme sur la qualité des sols du nord de la Tanzanie.
The government of Tanzania is further escalating the pressure on the Maasai to forcve them out of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area by seizing their cattle. Once captured, the cattle are auctioned off and exported from the area, unless the owners manage to get it back by paying a ransom to the authorities.
Data limite: 31-Dez-22
In Tanzania the grace period for land rent defaulters expires on December 31, 2022. The Ministry of Land, Housing and Human Settlement reports increased monthly collection with payment of land rents and fees increasing between 40-60 per cent.
The scenery changes, the story remains the same: in Tanzania, the construction of the pipeline intended to evacuate the oil extracted by TotalEnergies on the shores of Lake Albert, in Uganda, baptized East African Crude Oil Pipeline (Eacop), also accompanies large-scale human rights violations, according to the investigation made public on Wednesday October 5 by Les Amis de la Terre and Survie,
Rights groups said Friday’s ruling sends a dangerous message that Indigenous peoples can be evicted from their land in the name of conservation.
In Mwanza, Tanzania, Nairukoki Leyian-Naisinyai tells me that here, "Corporations come with papers from the government claiming that they have the right to our land." She points to the large corporations that have entered the lands of the Maasai people to mine rubies and tanzanite.
Maasai are being evicted from a Tanzanian wildlife paradise to make way for neocolonial land grabs by the Dubai royal family. The reason? The right to hunt unhindered for the next 30 years.
International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (Nairobi)
How could it be that we possessed and protected this land for millennia and this sacred link is in danger of disappearing from Tanzania's history in merely 60 years?
UN human rights experts* have expressed grave concerns about continuous encroachment on traditional Maasai lands and housing, accompanied by a lack of transparency in, and consultation with the Maasai Indigenous Peoples, during decision making and planning.