Land is and means different things to different people. Indigenous, pastoralist, and rural farming communities are especially dependent on land, which is widely recognised by conservation organisations. Such communities are often uniquely vulnerable to the effects of ecosystem destruction while simultaneously having strong social norms and cultural values that support ecosystem preservation.
The story of the Bedouin village Sa’wa in the Naqab is the story of Palestine. Palestinian homes are being demolished and Palestinian families are being expelled to make way for the Israeli settler population.