Bushmen face imminent eviction for 'wildlife corridor'

A Bushman community in southern Botswana is facing imminent eviction from their land for a 'wildlife corridor'

Survival International has received disturbing reports about an imminent eviction of several hundred Bushmen in southern Botswana to make way for a 'wildlife corridor'.  The Bushman community at Ranyane has allegedly been told by the local government that trucks will arrive on Monday to remove them from land they have inhabited for generations.

Their houses will be destroyed.  The Bushmen's land is in a proposed 'wildlife corridor' which American organisation Conservation International, whose Board members include Botswana's President Khama, has pushed for over a period of many years. The land lies between the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and is also occupied by some settlers and farms.

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