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Amarakaeri

Lees hier alles over het Amarakaeri reservaat, de indianen die het bos uit gejaagd worden en de oliemaatschappij die hier verantwoordelijk voor is. Wij van Stichting BEE hebben in 2011 een expeditie naar dit gebied ondernomen om zelf polshoogte te nemen, onder leiding van enkele lokale Harakmbut indianen.

Hier een video over de problematiek.

 

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Uganda: Batwa “Pygmy” imprisoned for hunting now released

Kafukuzi Valence in his cell in Kisoro, Uganda, in February 2017 © Alex Ahimbisibwe/Batwa Development Organisation A Batwa “Pygmy” man has been released from prison, after spending over seven months behind bars for killing a small antelope inside a protected area from which his people were...

 

COP 23: Survival calls for stronger tribal voice at global climate conference

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Brazil: Uncontacted people threatened by forest fire in Amazon

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