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...
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...
conservation

Furore over Namibian community-based conservation – Africa Geographic

Furore over Namibian community-based conservation - Africa Geographic "Animal rights organisations seem to be strangely fixated on Namibia’s community conservation model. The reason for this fixation is obvious – Namibia includes hunting as part of its broader wildlife economy and has made greater efforts to include rural communities in conservation than most other countries in the world." A...
CITES

Why Africa needs a common stance at CITES

Why Africa needs a common stance at CITES The 19th Conference of Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP19) is to be held in Panama, central America from 14 to 25 November, 2022.  Pointing to the fact that African countries represented at CITES do not have a history of  speaking with one voice on matters that pertains to its...
US hypocrisy

In conservation efforts, US hypocrisy is undermining African countries’ proven accomplishments – Washington Examiner

In conservation efforts, US hypocrisy is undermining African countries' proven accomplishments - Washington Examiner The USA uses hunting to fund conservation efforts, which contribute to the global goal of protecting 30% of the earth by 2030. Yet these authors point out the hypocrisy of the US position, as it is considering legislation that will prevent Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania from doing...
COP26

COP26 and a Call to Action: Hope is us

COP26: Hope is us Post COP26, the global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis, 350.org, shared an email entitled "The Bad News and the Good News from COP26" with their supporters. Their Call to Action was posted on Facebook. The UN climate summit in Glasgow has finished. The good news is that for the first time in history, the talks formally recognised the need to put an end to fossil...
Nagoya Protocol

Sustainable use of Wildlife: It’s the Law!

Sustainable Use of Wildlife: It’s The Law! Webinar - The Nagoya Protocol and the Rights of Local Communities Resource Africa (RA) recently launched a policy position paper entitled Indigenous Flora and Fauna, African Resources for African People, wherein we argued for the inclusion of the sustainable use of wildlife into the UN Convention of Biological Diversity’s (CBD) Nagoya Protocol....
IUCN WCC

IUCN WCC 3-11 September 2021: Transformative Change for Nature and People

IUCN WCC 3-11 September 2021: Transformative Change for Nature and People Resource Africa and the Community Leaders Network of Southern Africa will be represented at the Congress by delegates from both organizations. Resource Africa and the Community Leaders Network of Southern Africa will be represented at the Congress by delegates from both organizations.Mission: to create awareness of the CLN...

Mongabay: Reckoning with elitism and racism in conservation Q&A with Colleen Beg

Reckoning with elitism and racism in conservation From Mongabay.com - Rhett A Butler in conversation with Colleen Begg In a Q&A with Colleen Begg, who co-founded both the Niassa Carnivore Project in Mozambique and Women for the Environment, Africa, Begg talks about discrimination, colonial legacy, privilege, and power dynamics in conservation. To me conservation really is one of the last...

Convention on Biological Diversity: Extend The Nagoya Protocol to Sustainable Use of Wildlife

The UN Convention on Biological Diversity: Extend The Nagoya Protocol to Sustainable Use of Wildlife by Professor Ademola Oluborode Jegede Imagine an approach to wildlife conservation that allows wildlife populations to flourish, respects the rights of local and indigenous peoples to determine their own future, and helps reduce poverty and inequality. A framework for achieving these positive...
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