rural communities

Hand-to-Mouth Options for Rural Communities do not Guarantee Long-term Conservation of Biodiversity

Hand-to-Mouth Options for Rural Communities do not Guarantee Long-term Conservation of Biodiversity By Emmanuel Siakilo and Taye Teferi, African CSOs Biodiversity Alliance Legal sustainable wildlife use and trade enhances the survival of traditional knowledge and culture and returns equitable benefits from nature conservation to local communities. When empowered, community benefits derived from...

The African Commission on Human and People’s Rights supports community-based natural resource management principles in historic resolution

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights supports community-based natural resource management principles in historic resolution by Chiedza Machaka The previous article in this series described the theoretical underpinnings of community-based natural resource management (CBNRM), whereby communities living in the commons manage natural resources on their land following rules and...
biocultural rights

How Biocultural Rights to Rooibos Opens the Way for Equitable Access and Benefit Sharing in Southern Africa

How Biocultural Rights to Rooibos Opens the Way for Equitable Access and Benefit Sharing in Southern Africa One of the many legacies of colonialism in Africa is the forced disconnect between people and their natural resources. This has opened the door for commercial exploitation of these resources by external interests without due regard to the original custodians and users of these...
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