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...

CAMPAIGN AGAINST ANTI-HUNTING LEGISLATION

CAMPAIGN AGAINST ANTI-HUNTING LEGISLATION An initiative to protect the rights and livelihoods of African and Europe communities and their wildlife conservation programmes from the impact of proposed anti-hunting legislation in the UK TROPHY HUNTING, AFRICAN COMMUNITIES AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION: AN EXPLAINER OUR RIGHT TO SUSTAINABLY USE OUR WILDLIFE FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR COMMUNITIES AND...
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...
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...
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...

Rural Namibians respond to hunting campaigns – Current Conservation

Rural Namibians respond to hunting campaigns - Current Conservation “We depend on generating income from elephant hunting which we invest back into the conservation of the species. If we stop hunting elephants, poaching will rise because the conservancy will not have any income to contribute the livelihood of its community. We have about 40 people who are employed by the conservancy and their...
Mahenye

Conservation in the Mahenye Royal Household – the Birth of CAMPFIRE in Zimbabwe

Conservation in the Mahenye Royal Household – the birth of CAMPFIRE in Zimbabwe by Liberty Chauke I was seated listening to the melodious and whistling sounds of birds in the forest. Memories of childhood popped in and took me down memory lane. I grew up in the most respected royal family in Zimbabwe. My grandfather had many wives, who interacted with us during the night by telling us stories...
biodiversity

Biodiversity and the challenge of pluralism

Biodiversity and the challenge of pluralism In the preamble to a paper published in Nature Sustainability authors Unai Pascual , William M. Adams, Sandra Díaz , Sharachchandra Lele, Georgina M. Mace  and Esther Turnhout  write: The lack of progress in reversing the declining global trend in biodiversity is partly due to a mismatch between how living nature is conceived and valued by...

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...

Africa-China CSOs CBNRM Webinar: How can CBNRM Deliver Inclusive, Fair and Equitable Conservation for People and Nature?

Africa-China CSOs CBNRM Webinar: How can CBNRM Deliver Inclusive, Fair and Equitable Conservation for People and Nature? The Africa CSOs Biodiversity Alliance (ACBA) in collaboration with China’s Civil Society Alliance for Biodiversity Conservation (CSABC) hosted a webinar to highlight African and Chinese perspectives on “How community based natural resource management (CBNRM) can deliver...
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