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.
Learn more about Barbuda and our work there ...
Intl-lawyers request investigation of wetland destruction on Barbuda. The Antigua Observer (10 December 2020)
In Barbuda, locals fight to protect a wetland and a centuries-old way of life, Equal Times (25 April 2022)
A tight-knit island hopes to rebuild while preserving "the Barbudan way", National Geographic (11 August 2021)
‘Vulnerable to climate change so the rich can play golf’: An untouched island, a billionaire ‘environmentalist’ and a legal fight over a luxury resort. The Independent (13 December 2020)
Residents of hurricane-ravaged Barbuda hopeful as UN body signals 'deep concern' over resort for uber-rich, The Independent (16 July 2021)
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