Savannah Schulze “Indigenous People’s Lived Experiences with Gorilla Conservation in Uganda

In this piece Savannah examines the impact of displacement in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. The Indigenous Batwa were traditionally hunter-gatherers in the Bwindi Forest. Historical processes and recent conservation efforts have caused them to lose access to traditional territories and resources. As a result, the Batwa communities at Bwindi have become the target of integrated conservation for development projects such as cultural tourism. Savannnah’s piece investigates the effectiveness of cultural tourism as an alternative livelihood for one group of Batwa at Bwindi. Her work demonstrates how cultural tourism efforts fail to provide equitable opportunities for this marginalized community. Read more at https://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/professional-development/innovated.php

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