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Inventory of Conflict and Environment: Pygmies in the Congo Basin and Conflic

Excerpt by paper by Raja Sheshadri: "....The major issue in this case study is the competition for the resources of the rainforest of Central Africa and how this competition threatens the unique culture of the Pygmies of Central Africa. I find this topic particularly interesting because as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon, I had personal contact with this mysterious and poorly understood people. I have also witnessed the difficultly the Pygmy have had functioning in "modern" African society and the problems they have when faced with the destruction of their homelands, discrimination and human rights abuses..."

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