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News, opinion pieces and statements authored by Resource Africa, Community Leaders Network members, and guest contributors, from whom we welcome hosts fresh ideas and new perspectives on topical issues in conservation, rights, and development in Southern Africa.
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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...Read More
Community conservation supported by global report on the sustainable use of wildlife
Community conservation supported by global report on the sustainable use...Read More
It’s time to center African people in the conservation agenda – Mongabay Commentary
It’s time to center African people in the conservation agenda...Read More
Communications, Advocacy & Research Officer Resource Africa United Kingdom (RAUK)
ResourceAfrica UK (RAUK) is a UK charity established in 1991....Read More
Legal analysis of the community-based natural resource management principles in South African Development Community framework
Legal analysis of the community-based natural resource management principles in...Read More
It’s a form of colonialism to tell us Africans what to do with our wildlife, writes Maxi Pia Louis, Community Leaders Network
It’s a form of colonialism to tell us Africans what...Read More
Excellent question by @AmyDickman4 that did not get a real answer: Since @peta have a large budget, why don't they step up and fund conservation and pay local communities in areas that currently rely on hunting income? @UKParliamentRead More
RT @CsosAfrican: Today is #WorldWaterDay, as we celebrate this day, you are reminded to be the change you want to see in the world. In th…Read More
RT @Jamma_Int: Happy #InternationalDayofForests! 🌳From providing clean air and water to being a home to millions of species, forests are vi…Read More
This Act needs to go through basic due diligence and fact-checking before it is passed. Then legislators will discover: 1) that trophy hunting is not a threat to rhino species; 2) that giraffe are not Big 5. @NYSenate @nysensepulveda @LeroyComrie @RachelMayNY @SenatorSerranoRead More
Good points by Vernon Booth that encompass the devastating impacts of human-wildlife conflict and the unintended consequences of bans. He draws from personal experience in Zimbabwe's CAMPFIRE programme. @UKHouseofLords @UKParliamentRead More
Short letter, but to the point! This private member's bill by @HenrySmithUK will have negative impacts on African communities and hamper their efforts to coexist with dangerous wildlife. @MaxiPiaLouis 📢Read More
Voices from the field. UK MPs need to listen to this before they consider the Hunting Trophies Import Prohibition Bill this Friday. @HenrySmithUK @HouseofCommons @UKHouseofLords @PennyMordaunt @DefraGovUKRead More
"Counterintuitive as it might seem, blanket trophy hunting bans (including import bans) are likely to undermine vital conservation work, including the protection of iconic species." @AmyDickman4 providing key insights. @HenrySmithUK @HouseofCommonsRead More
RT @AWFCEO: #Conservation efforts will be best successful once we realize that the voices of Africans is imperative. We at @AWF_Official a…Read More
In the media
Media coverage about sustainable use, CBNRM, rural community rights and livelihoods, COVID-19 impacts, conservation models in the face of threats to wildlife populations in Africa. This content is intended to inform, to introduce new ideas and approaches and contribute to constructive debate about these issues.
Promoting Community Conservation at CoP15 in Montreal
Promoting Community Conservation at CoP15 in Montreal By Eva Krafczyk Resource Africa actively participated in the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 15 th Conference...Read More
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...Read More
How to keep environmental conservation from doing more harm than good – Landscapes News
How to keep environmental conservation from doing more harm than good – landscape News In Africa, “colonial conservation” has become a human rights issue by...Read More
Research & Resources - recent papers
Resource Africa offers a comprehensive resource portal on the Research & Resources page for original research, relevant journal articles, book reviews, reports, news articles and periodicals. In collaboration with partner organizations, such as The Community-Based Natural Resource Management Network, our website serves as an open access archive of current relevant published materials that deal with sustainable use, CBNRM, rights-based conservation.
Please click inside images to read recent and significant contributions to our library.
RESOURCE AFRICA NEWSLETTER RA ROUNDUP ISSUE 1
A newsletter about southern African CBNRM rural communities and their advocacy for sustainable natural resource use rights to be prioritized on the global conservation agenda.
In this issue we launch the Let Africans Decide video, showcasing the substantial impact the Community Leaders Network (CLN) is making on raising awareness of Community Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM), introduce you to the revamped Resource Africa website and logo, and share news and resources on sustainable use, rights, and community conservation
RESOURCE AFRICA NEWSLETTER ISSUE 3
Community Leaders Network delegation tours Europe to explain to governments how proposed anti-hunting laws threaten their rights, livelihoods and wildlife.
Millions of hectares of land across Southern and East Africa are successfully managed by rural communities to conserve their natural resources and support their rural development goals. How this works and the outcomes for wildlife and people are nonetheless poorly understood outside the continent. New anti-hunting legislation proposed by a growing number of EU countries, which threatens communities’ rights, livelihoods and wildlife conservation, is evidence of this.
RESOURCE AFRICA NEWSLETTER ISSUE 4
Resource Africa hosted the inaugural International Conference for Wildlife Management held in Dortmund, Germany on 23 May 2022. The theme of the conference was ‘Africa: Conservation, Human Rights and Sustainable Use’.