Sub-Saharan Africa

Baka community

Background info
In the northern part of Gabon, the Baka people sustain themselves with resources from the Congo rainforest. The destruction of the Congo rainforest is not just the loss of trees but it is the loss of the tribe's home. The Congo rainforest is a carbon sink that has been a stable for the earth for three decades.
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The creation of a new protected area in northwest Congo threatens the survival of the Baka. And it is illegal.
The Baka are being driven from their land for fear of violence at the hands of park rangers, and excluded from the forests they rely on for food and for medicine. The Baka have not given their consent to the park.
How you can help
Act now before this WWF-funded conservation project brings about the irreversible destruction of the Baka’s way of life.

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