The Commons and CBNRM

The commons and the theory behind community-based natural resource management

The commons and the theory behind community-based natural resource management Prior to the modern industrial era, communities living on common-lands the world over (called commons) relied heavily on the abundant natural resources that surrounded them for their survival. In Africa, ancient traditions reflected the value of natural resources and incorporated nature in their worldviews, belief...

COP26 and a Call to Action: Hope is us

COP26: Hope is us Post COP26, the global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis,, shared an email entitled "The Bad News and the Good News from COP26" with their supporters. Their Call to Action was posted on Facebook. The UN climate summit in Glasgow has finished. The good news is that for the first time in history, the talks formally recognised the need to put an end to fossil...

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
— 2021

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. Restoration. Land. Recovery. Today, June 17 2021 is World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. This year the theme is "Restoration, Land. Recovery." and will focus on turning degraded land into healthy land. Restoring degraded land brings economic resilience, creates jobs, raises incomes and increases food security. It helps biodiversity to...
World Water Day

World Water Day in Africa – Articles from The Conversation Africa

World Water Day in Africa To mark it ,The Conversation Africa curated articles that provide deep dives into the precious resource, and its management, across the continent. The Conversation Africa's Commissioning Editor for East and Francophone Africa, Moira Sooner, explains: To start with, we focus on the Nile, a gigantic water source that flows through 11 African countries and affects the lives...

Community Leaders Network SBSTTA Statement

Community Leaders Network: SBSTTA Statement Leave no voice unheard! Sustainable use of biodiversity is a human rights issue in Africa We, the Community Leaders Network (CLN), representing community organisations engaged in conservation in nine Southern African Countries, commend the work of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) since its fourteenth...
sustainable futures

Video: Sustainable Futures – Communities in Action

"Sustainable Futures - Communities in Action", a documentary produced by the Community Conservation Research Network, premiered in early June, 2020. The film brings together communities from around the world who are tackling some of the biggest global challenges… the climate, the environment, and how to sustain economies and livelihoods. The actions these communities are taking, the solutions...
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