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Loud protests at an anti-poaching conference in London today highlighted the devastating impact of a hunting ban on Africa’s last hunting Bushmen in Botswana.
Survival International has launched a worldwide advertising campaign highlighting Botswana’s persecution of Africa’s last hunting Bushmen.
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has called for the forced relocation of tribal people in Ethiopia to be halted, and has raised concerns over Botswana’s Bushmen.
A leaked map shows large parts of Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve – home to the Bushmen – have been opened up to international companies for fracking.
Only weeks after Survival International called for a boycott of Botswana tourism, two travel companies have suspended their tours to the country.
The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, the UN and UK parliamentarians have expressed concern over Botswana's moves to deny Bushmen a fair hearing.
Survival is launching a boycott of Botswana tourism on World Tourism Day (27 September) over the country's attempts to force the Bushmen off their ancestral land.
In a speech to representatives of the Commonwealth this week, the director of Survival International will criticise the Commonwealth's record on the rights of tribal people.
Botswana’s High Court has thrown out an attempt by Kalahari Bushmen to gain free access to their ancestral land.
Survival International has obtained detailed plans for the forced relocation of Bushmen by a local council in western Botswana, despite a High Court ruling prohibiting eviction.