CBD virtual session under the theme "Biodiversity, One Health and responses to COVID19

CLN AND RA Statement presented at CBD Virtual Session on Biodiversity, One Health and COVID-19

Statement by Community Leaders Network and Resource Africa The statement was submitted at the CBD Virtual Session: Biodiversity, One Health and responses to COVID19 15-16 December 2O2O Community Leaders Network members and Resource Africa who are participating in the  15-16 December CBD virtual session under the theme "Biodiversity, One Health and responses to COVID19" will today present the...
indigenous land rights

In the News in November

In the News - November 2020 A roundup of recommended recent articles, papers, podcasts and more The Mongabay Newscast: Indigenous land rights and the global push for land privatization A discussion about the importance of securing Indigenous land rights within the context of a global push for land privatization took place in November on the Mongabay Newscast. A study published in Nature...
area based conservation

Area-based Conservation in the 21st Century

In the Area-based Conservation in the 21st Century "Adequate protection of the world’s biodiversity will require conservation areas in the right places, the involvement of indigenous peoples and local communities in decision-making and management, ecologically connectivity between protected areas, and much more financing."In an article in Mongabay, writer Liz Kimbrough reports that area-based...
LEADERS PLEDGE FOR NATURE

UN Summit on Biodiversity 2020: Leaders Pledge for Nature

Leaders' Pledge for Nature recognizes local community rights Commitment to the full and effective participation of indigenous peoples and local communities in decision making and recognition of their rights, as acknowledged in relevant national and international instruments (2c) is among pledges made by political leaders ahead of the September 2020 UN Summit on Biodiversity. .  Read the Leaders'...
community centred conservation

Video: Botswana and Community Centered Conservation

Video: Botswana and Community Centered Conservation 40% of Botswana’s land has been set aside for conservation.The President of Botswana, H.E. Mokgweetsi Masisi, has made it patently clear that the sustainable use of natural resources will be the centerpiece of his government’s environmental policy.He believes that unless rural communities are allowed to benefit meaningfully from the wildlife...
press release Nature

Press Release: Humanity at Crossroads Warns UN Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 Report – 2020-09

The Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 (GBO-5), launched by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), warns, 'humanity is at a crossroads'. Released on 15 September, the report comes as the COVID-19 pandemic challenges people to rethink their relationship with nature, and to consider the profound consequences to their own wellbeing and survival that can result from continued biodiversity loss...
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