Author: Resource Africa

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Video: The Torghar Conservation Programme of the Suleiman Markhor, Pakistan

Video: The Torghar Conservation Programme of the Suleiman Markhor, Pakistan Sustainable use as a community conservation method is practiced in many parts of the world as illustrated in this video case study of the successful Torghar Conservation Programme of the Suleiman Markhor of the Torghar Hills in Pakistan.OverviewThe markhor is a species of wild goat that lives in extremely rugged terrain...
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Press Release: Humanity at Crossroads Warns UN Global Biodiversity Outlook

The Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 (GBO-5), launched by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), warns, 'humanity is at a crossroads'. Released on 15 September, the report comes as the COVID-19 pandemic challenges people to rethink their relationship with nature, and to consider the profound consequences to their own wellbeing and survival that can result from continued biodiversity loss...
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Podcast: Into the Wild – 3 Namibians discuss Trophy Hunting

Podcast: Into the Wild - 3 Namibians discuss Trophy Hunting African peoples have hunted animals for hundreds of years and this is highly regulated. This episode of Into The Wild  podcast features three Namibians, among them  Namibian Association of CBNRM Support Organisations (NACSO) director Maxi Louis whose organisation supports communities living in conservancies, John Mwilima, a management...
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Declaration: Voices of the Communities: A New Deal for rural communities and wildlife and natural resources

In June, 2019, at  Africa’s Wildlife Economy Summit, hosted by the African Union and United Nations Environment Programme in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, community representatives called on African Governments, the private sector and international organizations issued a Declaration in which they called for a New Deal that recognizes the integral role of communities in the ownership, management...
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Press Release: Celebrity campaigns undermine human rights and conservation

"Local people’s rights to make a living by sustainably using their land and wildlife are enshrined in international and national laws, and cannot be undermined by one-sided views. They are not up for debate"                                                                                             WEDNESDAY 15 JULY 2020 CELEBRITY CAMPAIGNS...
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Open Letter: Celebrity campaigns undermine successful conservation and human rights

Over fifty community leaders, representing millions of people across southern Africa, urge UK-based celebrities to stop using their influence to undermine the human rights of impoverished people and jeopardise wildlife conservation in the region. 14 July 2020 Dear Ricky Gervais, Joanna Lumley, Peter Egan, Ed Sheeran, Dame Judi Dench and Piers Morgan OPEN LETTER: Celebrity campaigns undermine...
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Webinar: Covid-19: Sustainability & Remodelling of Wildlife Sector

The March/April 2020 edition of IUCN SULi Digest featured some of the many articles circulating on Covid-19   which relate to Wildlife trade and trade bans and Conservation and wildlife tourism. WEBINAR: COVID-19, Conservation and Wildlife Tourism The Kenyan Department of Tourism and Wildlife hosted a webinar around the topic Covid-19: Sustainability & Remodelling of Wildlife Sector in...
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Consumptive vs. non-consumptive tourism

The author, Hagen Denker, in an article that appeared on the NAPHA (Namibia Professional Hunters Association) website and its social media pages in 2019 observes "it is often claimed that “non-consumptive” tourism has a low impact and low carbon footprint on the natural environment.", he asks the question: "But what does this actually mean? And how does this compare to “consumptive”...
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Video: Voices from the Frontline: Communities and Livelihoods in Botswana

Produced by The Conservation Imperative, this 60-minute documentary follows Jack Ramsden, a young cattle rancher from Maun, on a quest across Northern Botswana to document the effects of wildlife on communities and livelihoods. Along the way, he engages with rural Batswana revealing their everyday struggles with wildlife. Their unscripted stories are told from the heart in a surprisingly candid...
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A thought piece: Looking beyond hunting and tourism for community benefits

In her 'thought piece' entitled Looking beyond hunting and tourism for community benefits published in October 2019  by Luc Hoffman Institute , Melissa de Kock (WWF-Norway, Senior Advisor: Conservation, Climate and Communities) states that for community based conservation to evolve beyond the existing models based on tourism and hunting, initiatives such as those taken up jointly by Luc Hoffman...
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