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...
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Reconsidering the economic relevance of recreational hunting

Reconsidering the economic relevance of recreational hunting Hunting wild animals is an integral part of African history and culture. Today, many people continue to hunt wildlife for complex reasons that range from subsistence to recreation. In recent years animal protection groups have become increasingly critical of hunting and especially the most financially lucrative form of it: selling legal...
CBD Alliance

Post CBD Geneva: Closing statement by the CBD Alliance

Post CBD Geneva: Closing statement by the CBD Alliance A closing statement was issued after CBD Geneva on March 29, 2022 by the CBD Alliance, a network of civil society organizations who have a common interest in the Convention on Biological Diversity, and of which ACBA is a member. This statement is on behalf of the CBD Alliance. We support the statements made by IIBF, the Women's Caucus and the...
global biodiversity framework

Recommendations for the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework – ACBA

Recommendations for the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework - ACBA In an extensive report following the recently ended CBD Geneva meeting in March 2022, the African CSOs Biodiversity Alliance (ACBA) issued Recommendations for the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. As well as commenting on specific targets that address all the direct drivers of biodiversity loss as stipulated in the...
global biodiversity framework

First Draft of Global Biodiversity Framework Identifies Four Goals for 2050

First Draft of Global Biodiversity Framework Identifies Four Goals for 2050 The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has published the first draft of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.This first draft will adopt a framework as a stepping stone towards the 2050 Vision of “Living in harmony with nature”, and will undergo further refinement and negotiation...
UNEA 5

African and Community Voices were heard at UNEA 5

African and Community Voices were heard at UNEA 5 RAUK and CLN participated in the 5th meeting of the United Nations Environmental Assembly held in Nairobi, Kenya from 28 February to 2 March 2022, and UNEP's 50th anniversary on the 3rd and  4th March. The purpose of this participation is to ensure that due recognition is given to the rights and needs of rural communities in the...

Celebrating Resolution 489 of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Celebrating Resolution 489 of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AHCR) called on African states and non-state actors to recognise and support these communities as they exercise these rights in Resolution 489.Resource Africa and the Community Leaders Network of Southern Africa (CLN) are celebrating the adoption of Resolution...
infrastructure development

Risks associated with infrastructure development in southern African rural areas

Risks associated with infrastructure development in southern African rural areas When United Nations Environment Agency (UNEA 5.2) convenes next week from 28 February to 4 March 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya, representatives of the Community Leaders Network of Southern Africa member Chifundo Dalireni from Malawi and Resource Africa UK CEO, Dr Malan Lindeque, will, along with others from civil society...

UK trophy hunting import ban not supported by rural Africans – Mongabay Commentary

UK trophy hunting import ban not supported by rural Africans - Mongabay While a UK bill to ban the import of hunting trophies enjoys popular support there, rural Africans directly affected by such decisions are voicing opposition. In an article submitted as a Commentary piece by community conservation practitioners and professionals in Namibia and published in Mongabay on February 11, 2022, the...
Community Leaders Network

The Community Leaders Network of Southern Africa and Resource Africa South Africa sign an MOU

The Community Leaders Network of Southern Africa and Resource Africa South Africa sign an MOU The Community Leaders Network of Southern Africa (CLN) and Resource Africa South Africa (RASA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the voices of southern African communities that rely on the sustainable use of natural resources for their livelihoods. The Community Leaders...
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