Author: Simon Hoyte

The forest spirits who hunt honey

Simon Hoyte , May 23rd, 2021


As unbelievable as it seems to me, I’m now in the final 4 weeks of my PhD fieldwork. Technically, anthropology fieldwork is supposed to be around 1 year…


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Decolonising protected areas: Sapelli in eastern Cameroon

Simon Hoyte , January 21st, 2021


By Simon Hoyte In 2018, the Colombian anthropologist Arturo Escobar remarked: We are facing modern problems for which there are no longer modern solutions What he’s referring to…


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Decolonising protected areas: Sapelli in eastern Cameroon

Simon Hoyte , January 17th, 2021


In 2018, the Colombian anthropologist Arturo Escobar remarked: We are facing modern problems for which there are no longer modern solutions What he’s referring to is that the…


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Indigenous-led technology can boost biodiversity and ensure human rights

Simon Hoyte , July 28th, 2020


by Simon Hoyte, Alice Sheppard, Marcos Moreu, Megan Laws, and Jerome Lewis Over recent years there have been high profile legal challenges, investigative articles in the media, and…


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Indigenous-led technology can boost biodiversity and ensure human rights

Simon Hoyte , July 28th, 2020


Simon Hoyte, Alice Sheppard, Marcos Moreu, Megan Laws & Jerome Lewis Extreme Citizen Science Research Group   Over recent years there have been high profile legal challenges, investigative…


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Violence, corruption, and false promises: Conservation and the Baka in Cameroon

Simon Hoyte , June 30th, 2020


Originally published by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs Simon Hoyte & Catherine Clarke University College London & Forest Peoples Programme Spending time with the Baka, as…


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Violence, corruption, and false promises: Conservation and the Baka in Cameroon

Simon Hoyte , June 30th, 2020


Originally published by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs; Written by me and Catherine Clarke Spending time with the Baka, as we have both done over several…


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“We are weeping with our knowledge of the forest”

Simon Hoyte , May 13th, 2020


I have been living with the Baka, one of Central Africa’s hunter-gatherer groups, for the last 5 months. As an anthropologist, this form of immersion is common because…


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“We will always put economic growth ahead of environmental concerns”

Simon Hoyte , January 31st, 2020


It may sound strange, but wouldn’t it be nice if Trump’s disconnect between endless economic growth and environmental crisis stemmed from pure ignorance. At least if this was…


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Spiritual Conservation

Simon Hoyte , September 25th, 2019


“Ecosystems are being destroyed because Africans have severed their relationship between ecosystems and spirituality. It is very very important for people to reintroduce that link, that relationship b…


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