Avaaz petition to stop the Tanzania government from forcefully eviction of Maasai of Loliondo Avaaz petition to stop Tanzania government from forcefully evicting the Maasai of Loliondo. The case of Maasai of Tanzania is no difference with the case of … Continue reading
A ferocious kill on the Serengeti… dire warnings about endangered species… These clichés of nature documentaries ignore a key feature of the landscape: villagers just off-camera, who navigate the dangers and costs of living with wildlife on a daily basis. When seen at all, rural Africans are often depicted as the problem — they poach animals and encroach on habitat, they spoil our myth of wild Africa.
Milking the Rhino tells a more nuanced tale of human-wildlife coexistence in post-colonial Africa. The Maasai tribe of Kenya and Namibia’s Himba — two of Earth’s oldest cattle cultures — are in the midst of upheaval. Emerging from a century of “white man conservation,” which turned their lands into game reserves and fueled resentment towards wildlife, Himba and Maasai communities are now vying for a piece of the wildlife-tourism pie.
Community-based conservation, which tries to balance the needs of wildlife and people, has been touted by environmentalists as “win-win.” The reality is more complex. “We never used to benefit from these animals,” a Maasai host of a community eco-lodge explains. “Now we milk them like cattle!” His neighbor disagrees: “A rhino means nothing to me! I can’t kill it for meat like a cow.” And when drought decimates the grass shared by livestock and wildlife, the community’s commitment to conservation is sorely tested.
Charting the collision of ancient ways with Western expectations, Milking the Rhino tells intimate, hopeful and heartbreaking stories of people facing deep cultural change.
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The tittle should actually read something like this: Unfair distribution of natural resources, The case of Wildlife Conservation in Laikipia County Unfair distribution of natural resources in laikipia county is generating a negative attitude towards wildlife conservation especially following the … Continue reading
PONDER ABOUT THIS??????????????????? After Kenya’s independence land losses increased by leaps and bounds. Part of the land left had become home to wildlife. The British put in place a policy for the Maasai Reserve to be either be partly vacated … Continue reading
To My fellow Maasai Idiots And I’m one of them Dear idiots, You are suffering because of your stupidity. I’m suffering because of our stupidity. What happened to you that you have became the laughing stock of Kenya? … Continue reading
DSC02556 Originally uploaded by Diasporakenyan The animals you see in this picture are the only family’s bank account. No one knows how we would manage to sustain life without them. Although we’re a people on transition whether we like it … Continue reading
Happy birthday Lemayian. You are now 2 years of age! We love you son. A LITTLE MAASAI COWBOY IN BAGARMOSSEN IS TURNING 2 YEARS TODAY. LEMAYIAN OBAMA OLE NGAIS WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 29TH 2007 EXACTLY 08:13 AT SOUTH HOSPITAL … Continue reading
Female genital mutilation is discrimination against women! This is what WHO says about FGM- FGM is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. It reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme … Continue reading
(My Original Blog Post: http://maasaiwarrior.se/2009/08/15/re-organizing-mukogodo/) The Kenyan President is once again calling the traders to ensure that they observe humane trade operation rules so that they do not over exploit the already suffering communities. See more news stories that match … Continue reading