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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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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 […]

US hypocrisy

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Nov 18, 2021


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 […]

COP26

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Nov 16, 2021


CBD: RA represented at the Parallel NGO Forum in Kunming.


CBD: RA represented at the Parallel NGO Forum in Kunming The Conventional on Biological Diversity (CBD) NGO Parallel Forum in Kunming was held in September 27 – 28. This was a unique opportunity for NGOs such as Resource Africa to join with the African CSOs Biodiversity Alliance (ACBA) to participate in the 2-day forum that […]

CBD

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Nov 8, 2021


Understanding the Kunene Wildlife Numbers


Understanding the Kunene Wildlife Numbers An article submitted by the Namibian Association of CBNRM Organisations (Nacso) was published in The Namibian on 7 October 2021. The article is based on a broader research piece, published here: A recent opinion editorial  published in The Namibian used our 2021 game count data from the Kunene Region as a reason to undermine the […]

Kunene Ehi Rovipuka

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Oct 8, 2021


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. […]

Nagoya Protocol

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Sep 8, 2021


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 […]

IUCN WCC

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Sep 4, 2021


“Building Communities in which none shall go hungry” Naledi harvest festival and local co-operatives’ dialogue


The Naledi harvest festival and local co-operatives’ dialogue It Begins with the Land – Building Communities where None Shall Go Hungry In this documentary, directors Jane Thandi Lipman and Sifiso Khanyile and producers Adi & Rashmi MistryFrost share the story of the Naledi Farming Co-operative.  This is a story of hope. After 70 years of […]

Naledi Harvest Festival

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Aug 24, 2021


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 […]

Mahenye

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Aug 4, 2021


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
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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 […]

World Water Day

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Mar 22, 2021






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