The connection belongs to Human Activity connections.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: "The area was declared an animal sanctuary in 1964, when Batwa were pressurized to leave, and gazetted as national park in 1991, when Batwa communities were finally forcibly expelled along with other neighbouring communities involved in agriculture and other forms of forest exploitation"
Chongoni Rock Art: Bathwa or Akafula, "pygmy-like people", painted some of the rock art
Dja Faunal Reserve: "A population of pygmies lives within the reserve, in small sporadic encampments, maintaining an essentially traditional lifestyle." (UNESCO). This link is to a study of 2001 into the lives of the Baka pygmies:
Kahuzi-Biega National Park: Batwa peoples were evicted when the park was created in 1975
Okapi Wildlife Reserve: Some 4000 people live inside the reserve, mostly Mbuti pygmies." and " although not a factor in the criteria for natural sites, the OFR is of special interest for its cultural values as it is inhabited by traditional nomadic pygmy Mbuti and Efe hunters" (AB).
Rock Islands: Fossils of 'Small-Bodied Humans' were supposedly found at Omedokel cave - later studies argue that "early Palauans were of normal size and that their physical characteristics are well within the variation seen in modern human populations"
Virunga National Park: Around 1250 Batwa pygmies are illegally camped within Virunga park
Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Pygmy Peoples?
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