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Indigenous Communities in Uganda
The indigenous Batwa traditionally lived as hunter-gatherers in the forests of Uganda, which provided them with food and shelter, but creation of the Mgahinga National Park, home to the critically endangered mountain gorilla, resulted in their eviction. Families were left homeless and without land, and have since faced abject poverty. Following the success of an analogous project in Rwanda, the Gorilla Organization has been addressing the needs of the indigenous communities through a project that began in late 2007.