Hear our voices. Our conservation successes and lived realities are not 'myths'
Our conservation knowledge, experiences, viewpoints and aspirations must feature in debates affecting our lives
Fishing is an important source of sustenance and livelihoods for us who live alongside southern Africa's watercourses
Hunting, fishing, sale of wild products and tourism supplement our livelihoods beyond agriculture
Successful conservation is dependent on us who live with our valued wildlife
Our natural resource heritage broadens tourism employment opportunities for young women and men
Daily chores like fetching water can pose dangers from elephants invading fields and predatory hyenas and lions Children and adults alike are killed by elephants in fields and predators like hyenas
Rural and urban youth engagement is key to the future of nature and biodiversity
Rural development must prioritise investment in youth to boost economic resilience
Income from sustainable use of natural resources contributes to our children's access to health and education
In the absence of sustainable natural resource use rights, the alternative is land uses that destroy our treasured landscapes and wild resources.
Economic and social justice demand that ownership, access and use rights of natural resources are accorded regardless of gender, age or location
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RESPECTING RIGHTS, RESOURCES, AND LIVELIHOODS

 

Resource Africa supports rural African community efforts to secure their rights to access and use their natural resources in order to sustain their livelihoods. We help to build strong platforms for collaboration, knowledge, skills sharing, and joint advocacy to ensure community voices are heard in debates that materially affect their lives.

We believe that when rights are upheld and incentives for conservation are provided to those who live with wildlife there will be positive conservation outcomes benefitting people and nature.  

Our Work

Media Briefings

Sustainability advocacy campaign briefing with Lesle Jansen of Resource Africa

If Europe passes anti-hunting legislation, it will have devastating consequences for tourism and livelihoods in Southern Africa. That’s the warning from the Southern Africa Community Leaders Network. It’s to visit Europe and the UK to make its voice heard in parliamentary bodies there.

Dr. Rodgers Lubilo: Media Briefing on proposed anti-hunting laws in the UK and Europe

Watch Dr. Rodger’s Lubilo’s presentation the on proposed anti-hunting laws in the UK and Europe that ignore the rights of millions of poor, rural Africans to conserve wildlife on their lands, and threaten their livelihoods. The briefing took place virtually on the 7th of April 2022. 

Amy Dickman: Media Briefing on proposed anti-hunting laws in the UK and Europe

Watch Amy Dickman’s presentation the on proposed anti-hunting laws in the UK and Europe that ignore the rights of millions of poor, rural Africans to conserve wildlife on their lands, and threaten their livelihoods. The briefing took place virtually on the 7th of April 2022.

Podcast:

Are you ready for our exciting new podcast series, hosted by Elize Shakalela? African voices & views on African biodiversity, sustainable use, rights and resources, more …

Blog

The Resource Africa Blog section hosts news, developing stories, fresh ideas and new perspectives on topical issues in conservation, rights, and development in Southern Africa and beyond. 

If you have a perspective on a topical issue and would like to contribute to our discussion, please email  info@resourceafrica.net. 

Resource Africa Webinars

Sustainable Use of Wildlife: It’s The Law!

Resource Africa (RA) recently launched a policy position paper entitled Indigenous Flora and Fauna, African Resources for African People, wherein we argued for the inclusion of the sustainable use of wildlife into the UN Convention of Biological Diversity’s (CBD) Nagoya Protocol

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Protecting Our Right to Manage and Sustainably Use Our Wildlife

Join Resource Africa Southern Africa (RASA) for a discussion ​moderated by CEO Lesle Jansen, with RASA Community-Based National Resource Management specialist ​Dr.Shylock Muyengwa and Community Leaders Network chairman, Dr. Rodgers Lubilo.
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In the Media

Recent media coverage about conservation, COVID19, biodiversity, sustainable use, CBNRM, indigenous and local community rights.

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