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Aerial view of construction of the airport on Barbuda, 1 December 2021
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LAND GRAB in BARBUDA
 

Barbudans need your help to protect their environment & their right to communal ownership of their land.

 

Five years ago, Barbuda was hit by Hurricane Irma. It damaged around 90% of the island’s properties. In the aftermath, opportunistic developers moved in and began destroying protected parks and wetlands to make way for an airport runway, golf course, and luxury accommodation for the ultra wealthy. Land on the island was vested in the people of Barbuda when slavery was abolished. This unique communal arrangement is called a tenure system. Until now it has protected the island's way of life and its rich environment but it is now under attack. Sign up to our newsletter for updates and consider donating to support our efforts to provide legal backing to the Barbuda Council and the Barbudans who are fighting to protect their island.

To mark 5 years of Hurricane Irma devastating the island and all the consequences that ensured, GLAN issued a public statement on 6 September 2022. Read it here.

 Project Overview

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Challenging Destruction of Protected Wetland

We have submitted a complaint to the Ramsar Secretariat to urgently arrange an independent advisory mission to inspect damage to Codrington Lagoon National Park

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Challenging Environmental & Human Rights Violations

GLAN and the Barbuda Council aim to hold the Government of Antigua & Barbuda and international investors to existing legal standards & ensure respect of human rights

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Evidence Gathering for Legal Action & Advocacy

We aim to facilitate the collection and preservation of evidence related to human rights and environmental harms committed on Barbuda

Learn more about Barbuda and our work there ...

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