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The rights to #SustainableUse of natural resources are affirmed in Southern African countries, in the SADC region and globally in the @UNBiodiversity and numerous other #UnitedNations conventions and statements. Leading #conservation organisation @IUCN also affirms these rights. https://t.co/wL6gPzhVuhRead More
RT @ReversetheRed1: Yesterday, we hosted a side-event at @CITES #COP19 on community engagement. Thank you to our speakers Dr. @jonparod @…Read More
RT @LeadersSouthern: Our Vice Chair and Director of CAMPFIRE🇿🇼, Mr Charles Jonga, speaks out about today's debate in the UK Parliament on t…Read More
CLN finishing #CITESCoP19 in style! Come to Southern Africa, listen, learn, understand.Read More
The cost of living with lions and other large animals can be extremely high. Covering such a cost is very difficult. Without significant benefits from lions, incidents like this one can lead to retaliation and lion killing.Read More
“It’s very unfortunate and sad that we have to have a discussion on the inclusion of communities in a matter that involves conservation.” -Honorable Minister Ndlovu Ministry of Environment, Climate and Tourism, Zimbabwe https://t.co/uRFFBWuLdFRead More
RT @WildlifeEconomy: Rose Mandisodza-Chikerema from @Zimparks asks whether #CITESCoP19 decisions are promoting or destroying the African #W…Read More
At this year's #CITESCOP19 ten West and Central African countries proposed uplisting the hippo to Appendix I. This article explains why that would not necessarily be a good thing for the species.Read More
The South African government and community representatives held a joint panel discussion today at #CITESCoP19. Some great presentations from all representatives, with case studies of a community-owned game ranch and rooibos access & benefit sharing. https://t.co/8ED292ONNERead More
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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.
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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’.