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...
human wildlife conflict

MEDIA RELEASE ‘Anti-hunting laws threaten our livelihoods and our wildlife’

MEDIA RELEASE “Anti-hunting laws threaten our livelihoods and our wildlife” 23 May 2022 For Immediate Release: Representatives of African rural communities lead a mission to explain to the UK and European lawmakers how proposed legislation undermines their rights, livelihoods, and wildlife conservation efforts   African community leaders are traveling to meet British and European government...

UK trophy hunting import ban not supported by rural Africans – Mongabay Commentary

UK trophy hunting import ban not supported by rural Africans - Mongabay While a UK bill to ban the import of hunting trophies enjoys popular support there, rural Africans directly affected by such decisions are voicing opposition. In an article submitted as a Commentary piece by community conservation practitioners and professionals in Namibia and published in Mongabay on February 11, 2022, the...
CBD

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 was held virtually.  Fred Kwame Kumah of ACBA gave 2-minute statement...
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....
UN Convention on Biological Diversity

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 services to people.The framework...

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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