Promoting Community Conservation at CoP15 in Montreal
By Resource Africa
Leslé Jansen represented Resource Africa at CoP15, working closely with other members of the African Civil Society Organisations’ Biodiversity Alliance (ACBA). Our participation focused on promoting community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) and the rights of indigenous people and local communities (IPLCs) to the sustainable use of biodiversity.
The next steps after Montreal are to continue improving CBNRM and defending it from threats that undermine sustainable use. Trophy hunting import bans proposed by the UK and several countries in the European Union work against the targets set out in the GBF. If we are to meet the GBF’s ambitious targets over the next 10 years, then sustainable use and community rights must be fully integrated into conservation efforts.
Leslé Jansen of Resource Africa (second from left) discussing the progress of CoP15 in Montreal with our partners.
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Defending the rights of communities at CoP15