Tag: cbnrm

African conservation

Bold leadership required for conservation in Southern Africa

Bold leadership required for conservation in Southern Africa by Steve Johnson How long must this go on! Those involved in community-based natural resources management or CBNRM, have continued their mantra of the need for devolution of rights over land and natural resources for more than 30 years, with no change! It seems like we are going nowhere despite all our efforts in this direction.Way back...
CBNRM Anabeb

CBNRM Success Stories: A Namibian rural community’s historic choice of wildlife over cattle

CBNRM and a Namibian rural community’s historic choice of wildlife over cattle Published in The Chronicle, Zimbabwe on October 16, 2020, this article by Johannesburg-based journalist, Emmanuel Koro is a success story about CBNRM in action as Namibia's Anabeb community's choice to switch from cattle production to wildlife hunting has uplifted lives and restored natural resources of the...
CBNRM

CBNRM in Southern Africa

Community-based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) has been implemented in several southern African with various degrees of success. While the form in which CBNRM is implemented also varies from country to country, three main components to the conceptualization of CBNRM in southern Africa can be identified (Jones and Murphree 2004): 1. In order to take management decisions, communities need...
from poachers to caretakers

From Poachers to Caretakers

From Poacher's Son to Conservation Leader Defending Namibia's Community Conservation StoryBy John K. KasaonaThese are our animals, says John Kasaona, Executive Director of Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC) in Namibia, in this great article. He takes us on a journey explaining how #traditional hunters became labelled as 'poachers' and his journey from being a...
community leaders network

Community Leaders Network is established

The Community Leaders Network A Community Leaders Network (CLN) has been established, bringing together over 50 representatives of local communities engaged in Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM). The initiative spans nine southern African countries and ensures the voices of millions of people are heard in regional and international debates about rights and natural resource...
sustainable use

Sustainable use in the Greater Kruger

The blog, written by Lindie Botha and entitled Sustainable Use in the Greater Kruger, with the tagline Publics, parliaments and lots of drama*, appeared in Timbavati Guest Blogger Series: The Conservation Conversation. It's about how the debate around sustainable use is framed rather than some kind of consensus definition of sustainable use as a development model. Extract: It’s been a busy...
black rhino

US allows the import of a black rhino trophy hunted in Namibia

Summary:  Associated Press reported in September, 2019 that the Trump administration would issue a permit to a Michigan trophy hunter to import the skin, skull and horns from a rare black rhinoceros he shot in Africa. Chris D. Peyerk applied last year for the permit required by the Fish and Wildlife Service to import animals protected under the Endangered Species Act.  He paid $400,000 to an...

Zambia NCRBA calls for suspension of trophy hunting until communities receive funds owed

Published in Africa Geographic September 26, 2019. Read the article here Summary: Africa Geographic reports that The Zambia National Community Resources Board Association (ZNCRBA) has called for the immediate suspension of trophy hunting in all hunting blocks until the government releases all funds owed to communities through the individual Community Resource Boards (CRBs). The CRBs have now...
sustainable use

Sustainable Use: Current Research Papers and Reports

Resource Africa is a key repository for and a 'go to' resource portal for information on regional CBRNM and sustainable use information. In collaboration with partner organizations, such as  The Community-Based Natural Resource Management  Network our website serves as an open access archive of current relevant published materials that affect CBNRM globally.Please go to links below to read...

Submission to UN Human Rights Commission Consultation on Biodiversity and Human Rights

Rural Community Leaders in Dialogue with Dr David Boyd The following comments are respectfully submitted to Dr David Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment in response to the questionnaire ‘Healthy Ecosystems and Human Rights: Sustaining the Foundations of Life’.  These comments are submitted on behalf of a network of rural community leaders engaged in Community...
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