Expanding knowledge horizons in community conservation

Expanding knowledge horizons in community conservation Collecting, collating and analysing data for the purposes of adaptive management and transparent reporting to external stakeholders is one of the hallmarks of community-based natural resource management (CBNRM). Namibia’s CBNRM programme has led the way in this regard through the Event Book system, but several other countries are developing...

Addressing power imbalances in community conservation

Addressing power imbalances in community conservation One of the most challenging aspects of community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) is walking the tightrope between the many stakeholders involved in these programmes. The difficulties experienced in community conservation can often be traced back to power imbalances, both within communities and between them and the government, civil...

Linking Human Rights Movements to Community Conservation

Linking Human Rights Movements to Community Conservation By Resource Africa In this third article based on the recent Community Conservation Horizon Scan, we look at how rural communities can use the growing recognition of the rights of Indigenous peoples and local communities to promote their role in environmental conservation. The concept of Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM)...
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Policy Brief: The Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill

Risks to Conservation, Rights and Livelihoods - Executive Summary The Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill, currently before the Lords, is intended to ban the import of hunting trophies from a list of around 6000 species (as listed in a European Council Regulation now referred to in the Bill as the Principal Wildlife Trade Regulation), although the vast majority of species on this list...

A Southern African view on the UN Decade on Restoration

A Southern African view on the UN Decade on Restoration By Resource Africa Natural ecosystems support life on earth, whether one lives in a city or on a farm. People living in rural areas are more connected with this fact than others in urban areas, however. Soil, water, and wild foods (including plant products, meat and fish) provide sustenance and a source of income for indigenous peoples and...

Three Ways in which Communities can Benefit from the 30 by 30 Goal in the Global Biodiversity Framework

Three Ways in which Communities can Benefit from the 30 by 30 Goal in the Global Biodiversity Framework In the recently published Community-based Conservation Horizon Scan, the first and perhaps most obvious emerging issue is that communities need to be aware of is the Kumming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). In particular, the most well known “30 by 30 target” was highlighted as...

Promoting Community Conservation at CoP15 in Montreal

Promoting Community Conservation at CoP15 in Montreal By Resource Africa Resource Africa actively participated in the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 15 th Conference of the Parties (CoP 15) in Montreal, Canada during 7–19 December 2022. During CoP15, governments from around the world came together to address the biodiversity crisis by developing and agreeing upon the...
White Paper

MEDIA RELEASE: Animal protectionists trying to undermine the South African Constitution by influencing key government White Paper

MEDIA RELEASE: Animal protectionists trying to undermine the South African Constitution by influencing key government White Paper 21 September 2022 For Immediate Release Animal protectionists trying to undermine the South African Constitution by influencing key government White PaperThe government has invited public comment on its Draft White Paper on Conservation and Sustainable Use of South...
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Shooting or sparing? No consensus on how to deal with elephants – Die Welt, Germany

Shooting or sparing? No consensus on how to deal with elephants - Die Welt, Germany By Eva Krafczyk With elephants, it gets emotional. Some want to hunt them down, others put protection in the foreground. Two conferences on how to deal with pachyderms show that there is no lack of arguments in the discussion.For tourists in the savannah areas and national parks of Africa, encountering an elephant...
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Community conservation supported by global report on the sustainable use of wildlife

Community conservation supported by global report on the sustainable use of wildlife by Gail Thomson The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) recently released a summary of an Assessment Report aimed at global policy makers that examines the current state of sustainable use of biodiversity. The full report, which is to be released soon, took 85...
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