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Research and Resources

Explore our library of scientific papers,  journal articles, online and print reports from scholars, institutions, practitioners and journalists addressing  topics around local community rights, sustainable use, CBNRM, rights-based conservation, rural livelihoods, wildlife trade, climate change and post-COVID futures in rural Africa.

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A New Global Framework for Managing Nature Through 2030: 1st Detailed Draft Agreement Debuts


Press Release: A New Global Framework for Managing Nature Through 2030: 1st Detailed Draft Agreement Debuts Montreal, 12 July 2021 – The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat today released the first official draft of a new Global Biodiversity Framework to guide actions worldwide through 2030 to preserve and protect nature and its essential […]

UN Convention on Biological Diversity

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Jul 13, 2021


Pandemic prevention should not victimize Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities


Pandemic prevention should not victimize Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities In a new paper published by Conservation Letters, authors Jason M. Tylianakis, Mark R. Herse, Sanna Malinennd, and  Phil O’B. Lyver lay out how wildlife consumption bans would inflict economic and cultural harms on already marginalised people. “During times of crisis, such as the present COVID […]

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Jun 30, 2021


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 […]

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Jun 29, 2021


World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
— 2021


World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. Restoration. Land. Recovery. Today, June 17 2021 is World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. This year the theme is “Restoration, Land. Recovery.” and will focus on turning degraded land into healthy land. Restoring degraded land brings economic resilience, creates jobs, raises incomes and increases food security. It […]

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Jun 17, 2021


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 […]

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May 6, 2021


Re-thinking nature-based solutions: seeking transformative change through culture and rights: A briefing for the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework


Re-thinking nature-based solutions: seeking transformative change through culture and rights This briefing, from Forest Peoples Programme looks at key areas in which nature-based solutions need more clarity and rigour if they are to play an effective and transformational role in driving financial and technical support where it is needed most to tackle the global environmental […]

NATURE BASED SOLUTIONS

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Apr 30, 2021


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 Inclusive, fair […]

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Apr 6, 2021


World Water Day in Africa – Articles from The Conversation Africa


World Water Day in Africa To mark it ,The Conversation Africa curated articles that provide deep dives into the precious resource, and its management, across the continent. The Conversation Africa‘s Commissioning Editor for East and Francophone Africa, Moira Sooner, explains: To start with, we focus on the Nile, a gigantic water source that flows through […]

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Mar 22, 2021






World leaders must approach development with a fresh perspective to save wildlife   By Maxwell Gomera


Time for Nature World leaders must approach development with a fresh perspective to save wildlife   By Maxwell Gomera The dulcet, almost musical voice of the Runkeeper App interrupted the pounding sound of my feet as I started my run. ‘Time, five minutes. Distance, one point zero nine kilometres. Average speed, 4 minutes 57 seconds […]

Time for nature

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