OUR ROOTS, OUR RESPONSIBILITY: INDIGENOUS CUSTODIANS CALL FOR RECOGNITION AND PROTECTION OF SACRED NATURAL SITES

OUR ROOTS, OUR RESPONSIBILITY: INDIGENOUS CUSTODIANS CALL FOR RECOGNITION AND PROTECTION OF SACRED NATURAL SITES

Indigenous custodians from Benin, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia have released a powerful new statement outlining the importance of sacred natural sites and governance systems. Emerging out of a biocultural diversity revival movement that’s starting to build serious momentum across continental Africa, the statement forms the heart of a new report that builds...

Ugandan Communities Resist Oil and Gas Extraction in Bunyoro Kingdom

Ugandan Communities Resist Oil and Gas Extraction in Bunyoro Kingdom

The Bunyoro region, mid-western Uganda, is celebrated for its rich biodiversity, abundance of water, food growing areas, and places of ecological, cultural and spiritual importance known locally as Ihangiro, or Sacred Natural Sites and Territories. It is home to several national parks and the critical Lake Albert water system that...