Customary land users care for roughly 50% of the earth’s land, but only about 10% is officially recognised as belonging to these communities

When Edward Loure, one of the co-authors of this piece, was a boy, his family was evicted from its home in east Africa in order to expand the boundaries of Tarangire National Park, one of Tanzania’s most popular wildlife reserves. Similar evictions had earlier taken place in the Serengeti in the late 1950s.

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Source: Guardian Environment