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In Tanzania, the Maasai may lose their land – again The Take

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In the shadow of Serengeti National Park, some 70,000 people may soon lose the land that is their home. They’re Maasai, an indigenous semi-nomadic people living alongside safari tours and game hunters. The Tanzanian government says an area where they live, Loliondo, is overpopulated and that it is threatening a precious ecosystem famed for its wild animals. It looks like a classic case of human vs animal – but the animals are also attractive to trophy hunters, and for the Maasai, the story goes much deeper.

In this episode: 


Joseph Oleshangay (@Oleshangay), human rights lawyer
Anuradha Mittal (@Mittaloak), Executive Director, Oakland Institute 
Parselelo Kantai, journalist and writer

Episode credits:

This episode was produced by Alexandra Locke with Negin Owliaei, Amy Walters, Ruby Zaman, Ney Alvarez, and Malika Bilal. Alex Roldan is our sound designer. Aya Elmileik and Adam Abou-Gad are our engagement producers.

Connect with us:

@AJEPodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook

In the shadow of Serengeti National Park, some 70,000 people may soon lose the land that is their home. They’re Maasai, an indigenous semi-nomadic people living alongside safari tours and game hunters. The Tanzanian government says an area where they live, Loliondo, is overpopulated and that it is threatening a precious ecosystem famed for its wild animals. It looks like a classic case of human vs animal – but the animals are also attractive to trophy hunters, and for the Maasai, the story goes much deeper.

In this episode: 


Joseph Oleshangay (@Oleshangay), human rights lawyer
Anuradha Mittal (@Mittaloak), Executive Director, Oakland Institute 
Parselelo Kantai, journalist and writer

Episode credits:

This episode was produced by Alexandra Locke with Negin Owliaei, Amy Walters, Ruby Zaman, Ney Alvarez, and Malika Bilal. Alex Roldan is our sound designer. Aya Elmileik and Adam Abou-Gad are our engagement producers.

Connect with us:

@AJEPodcasts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook

21 min

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