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Ogiek Court Case

Help the Ogiek, an indigenous people living in Kenya's Mau Forest, remain in their ancestral home. The government is forcing them out, to let logging companies in.
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Contact Person: Bobson Wong
E-Mail: bwong@dfn.org
Website: http://www.ogiek.org

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On October 4th, the Ogiek, an indigenous people living in Kenya's Mau Forest, will once again face the Kenyan government in court to defend the land that has been their home for centuries. The government is forcing the Ogiek out of the forest allegedly to protect the environment. But the only environmental threat to the forest is the logging companies permitted by the government to cut down the forest's trees.

Please take a moment to visit the Ogiek Web site, www.ogiek.org, and complete an electronic protest letter to Kenyan government officials.

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