White Paper

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 Constitution by influencing key government White Paper 21 September 2022 For Immediate Release Animal protectionists trying to undermine the South African Constitution by influencing key government White PaperThe government has invited public comment on its Draft White Paper on Conservation and Sustainable Use of South...
elephants

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 to hunt them down, others put protection in the foreground. Two conferences on how to deal with pachyderms show that there is no lack of arguments in the discussion.For tourists in the savannah areas and national parks of Africa, encountering an elephant...
conservation

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 Augusta Dwyer At a conservation congress 17 years ago, a Maasai leader named Martin Saning’o had harsh words for his audience, declaring, “We are enemies of conservation.”Well before then, the Maasai had lost most of their grazing...
sustainable use

Community conservation supported by global report on the sustainable use of wildlife

Community conservation supported by global report on the sustainable use of wildlife by Gail Thomson The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) recently released a summary of an Assessment Report aimed at global policy makers that examines the current state of sustainable use of biodiversity. The full report, which is to be released soon, took 85...
conservation

It’s time to center African people in the conservation agenda – Mongabay Commentary

It’s time to center African people in the conservation agenda - Mongabay Commentary by Gail thomson The African Protected Areas Congress was launched to position African protected and conserved areas within the broader goals of economic development and community well being.As the first Congress of its kind, APAC is an important step away from ‘fortress conservation’ approaches and towards...
Communications and Advocacy position

Communications, Advocacy & Research Officer Resource Africa United Kingdom (RAUK)

ResourceAfrica UK (RAUK) is a UK charity established in 1991. Along with its sister organisation, ResourceAfrica South Africa (RA-SA) – collectively RA, it has played a key role in promoting the concept and application of sustainable use of natural resources - particularly wildlife - as a conservation and development strategy both within Southern African and in relevant international policy...
ecology

Decoloniality and anti-oppressive practices for a more ethical ecology

Decoloniality and anti-oppressive practices for a more ethical ecology Christopher H. Trisos Jess Auerbach Madhusudan Katti Nature Ecology & Evolution | VOL 5 | September 2021 www.nature.com/natecolevol Ecological research and practice are crucial to understanding and guiding more positive relationships between people and ecosystems. However, ecology as a discipline and the diversity of those...
community based natural resource management

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 South African Development Community framework by Chiedza Machaka In the previous article in this series, I discussed the legal support for community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) that is derived from various Protocols by the African Union. In this article, I zone in on the African region where the...
anti hunting laws

Media Release: Anti-hunting laws threaten our livelihoods and our wildlife

MEDIA RELEASE A Wave Of Legislative Proposals Throughout Europe To Restrict The Legal Import Of Hunting Trophies Threatens The Rights And Livelihoods Of African Communities Involved In Conservation, And The Wildlife Itself For Immediate Release: July 7 2022 Representatives of African rural communities lead a mission to explain to the UK and European lawmakers how proposed legislation undermines...
Community Leaders Network

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 to do with our wildlife, writes Maxi Pia Louis, Community Leaders Network “As a parliamentary committee calls for an end to trophy hunting, leading conservationist and secretary of the Community Leaders Network, MAXI LOUIS argues that far from protecting big game it will guarantee its destruction.”Wednesday 29 June’s Comment section of...
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