Write a letter for the Pygmies

1. Write your letter, then 2. Complete it and 3. Mail it

Amongst the Baka, childcare is shared with fathers spending approximately half the day near their babies.
Amongst the Baka, childcare is shared with fathers spending approximately half the day near their babies.
© Salomé/Survival

‘Pygmy’ is a collective term for several hunter-gatherer tribes who live in the forests of central Africa. They are also called ‘forest peoples’.

Their future is threatened by logging and agriculture which is destroying their forests, and conservation schemes which evict them from the forests that remain.

How you can help

Please write to the President of Cameroon urging him to recognize ‘Pygmies’ as indigenous peoples with communal rights to live in and protect their ancestral territories.

His Excellency Mr Paul Biya
Office of the President
Unity Palace
Yaoundé
Cameroon


June 27, 2016

Your Excellency


 
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