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Indigenous peoples and national parks

Excerpt from the Gorilla Journal: "...Even during colonial times, attempts were made to drive pygmies out of their traditional habitat, the primary forest. Officially, they were relocated from the forest in 1970, when the national park was founded. Even today they feel as if it had happened only yesterday. They are longing for their old home because they find it very difficult to get on in the world in which they are now forced to live..."





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