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Indigenous Rooibos tea farmers seek a fairer deal

South Africa's indigenous rooibos tea farmers seek a fairer deal - Financial Times report by Joseph Cotterill Financial Times July 27, 2021 In an article published on July 27, Financial Times correspondent, Joseph Cotterill reports on one of the Khoi and San communities in South Africa's Cedarberg mountain region where the rooibos tea plant occurs in the wild.  In 2019, the community - the...

Press Release: UK Charity raises funds at expense of Africans

Press Release: UK Charity raises funds at expense of Africans 28.6.2021: For Immediate Release from The Community Leaders Network of Southern Africa: As the UK parliament consider bans on hunting trophy imports, community leaders representing millions of rural Africans have launched an official complaint against one of the key players in the campaigns against trophy hunting. READ THE PRESS...
Dr Kenneth Kaunda

Dr Kenneth David Kaunda
1924 – 2021

Dr Kenneth David Kaunda 1924 – 2021 Fighter for the liberation of southern Africa A conservation compatriot who believed in sustainable management of natural resources to better the lives of the people who live with it A pioneer of CBNRM, launching the Luangwa Integrated Resources Development project in the 1980’s aimed at devolving management of natural resources to the local communities A...

Is the notion of sustainable use of biodiversity  a legal principle of international law?

Is the notion of sustainable use of biodiversity a legal principle of international law? by Prof Ademola Oluborode Jegede in collaboration with Lesle Jansen Sustainable use is a functional concept to mediate the tension between human being survival and the need for conservation of biodiversity. While the notion is often mentioned here and there in project cycles, it is sometimes unreflectively...

Endangered: Small scale fishermen and the African penguin?

  The 2021 theme for World Oceans Day is The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods. With marine resources especially important for the coastal communities in Africa, the ocean is vital for countless livelihoods on the continent and throughout the globe. To mark World Oceans Day this June 8, we bring you a report written by one of our CLN youth members, Takdeera Lewis, about a small-scale fishing...

Organisation key for local community youth to have a say on environmental decision making

Organisation key for local community youth to have a say on environmental decision-making by Bupe Banda I was determined to attend the IUCN One Future Global Youth Summit in April. Although I have been invited to a number of the youth network meetings, the agenda of the One Future Global Youth Summit spoke to my passion for what I am working on — the role of youth in advocating on climate...

From the Well of Law: Drawing Innovative Solutions to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade

From the Well of the Law: Drawing Innovative Solutions to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade by NAILA BHATRI AND MARIBEL RODRIGUEZ Mother Nature is exhausted and depleted. Are we legal professionals doing our best to contribute to its protection and recovery? We believe that it is not too late to harness the full power of environmental laws to provide solutions that can help solve conservation...

Unlocking Africa’s wildlife economy

Unlocking Africa's Wildlife Economy by Sue Snyman PhD The old adage of ‘you can’t manage what you don’t measure’ applies equally to wildlife.  Our recent State of the Wildlife Economy in Africa report clearly shows that we do not measure the value of wildlife in Africa very well.  So, it would follow that we don’t manage it very well either?  Understanding the value that wildlife...
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PRESS RELEASE: Southern Africa Community Leaders Challenge Sir Ranulph Fiennes on Trophy Imports ban

PRESS RELEASE: Southern Africa Community Leaders Challenge Sir Ranulph Fiennes on Trophy Imports ban Misinformation ignores African voices and right to thrive, not just survive Representatives of millions of rural Africans across southern Africa, have urged Sir Ranulph Fiennes to stop using his influence, as ambassador of the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting (CBTH), and spreading misinformation...

CLN letter to Sir Ranulph Fiennes The Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting undermines successful conservation and human rights in Africa

CLN letter to Sir Ranulph Fiennes The Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting undermines successful conservation and human rights in Africa In a letter to Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the Community Leaders Network (CLN) challenges his calls to supporters and UK legislators to ban trophy imports, saying it undermines globally recognised successful conservation efforts and Africans' human rights to sustainably use...
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