Outraged Maasai activists, led by women, are opposing government plans to appropriate 600 square miles of their grazing land for a private hunting reserve for the Ortello Business Corporation (OBC), owned by Dubai’s royal family and operating in Loliondo for over two decades. This would mean the eviction of 30,000 herders in the in the Loliondo area and the destruction of their livelihoods. Women will suffer the most from the mass removal of Maasai herders, as witnessed during the 2009 drought, when Maasai women left behind to care for the children were denied access to water by OBC security forces. Photo credit: Jason Patinkin