The Commons and CBNRM

The commons and the theory behind community-based natural resource management

The commons and the theory behind community-based natural resource management Prior to the modern industrial era, communities living on common-lands the world over (called commons) relied heavily on the abundant natural resources that surrounded them for their survival. In Africa, ancient traditions reflected the value of natural resources and incorporated nature in their worldviews, belief...
Community Leaders Network

The Community Leaders Network of Southern Africa and Resource Africa South Africa sign an MOU

The Community Leaders Network of Southern Africa and Resource Africa South Africa sign an MOU The Community Leaders Network of Southern Africa (CLN) and Resource Africa South Africa (RASA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the voices of southern African communities that rely on the sustainable use of natural resources for their livelihoods. The Community Leaders...

Rural Namibians respond to hunting campaigns – Current Conservation

Rural Namibians respond to hunting campaigns - Current Conservation “We depend on generating income from elephant hunting which we invest back into the conservation of the species. If we stop hunting elephants, poaching will rise because the conservancy will not have any income to contribute the livelihood of its community. We have about 40 people who are employed by the conservancy and their...
conservation

Furore over Namibian community-based conservation – Africa Geographic

Furore over Namibian community-based conservation - Africa Geographic "Animal rights organisations seem to be strangely fixated on Namibia’s community conservation model. The reason for this fixation is obvious – Namibia includes hunting as part of its broader wildlife economy and has made greater efforts to include rural communities in conservation than most other countries in the world." A...
hunting communities

SADC rural hunting communities demand win-win benefits from international hunting – The Chronicle, Zimbabwe

SADC rural hunting communities demand win-win benefits from international hunting - The Chronicle, Zimbabwe "We think this is the right time to remove the middleman and let communities market their own natural resources,' said a member of the Southern Africa Community Leaders Network and CEO Ngamiland NGOs, Mr Siyoka Simasiku. "Communities should not be stakeholders but shareholders." Once...
Kunene Ehi Rovipuka

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...
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....

Press Release: UK Charity raises funds at expense of Africans

Press Release: UK Charity raises funds at expense of Africans 28.6.2021: For Immediate Release from The Community Leaders Network of Southern Africa: As the UK parliament consider bans on hunting trophy imports, community leaders representing millions of rural Africans have launched an official complaint against one of the key players in the campaigns against trophy hunting. READ THE PRESS...

Is the notion of sustainable use of biodiversity  a legal principle of international law?

Is the notion of sustainable use of biodiversity a legal principle of international law? by Prof Ademola Oluborode Jegede in collaboration with Lesle Jansen Sustainable use is a functional concept to mediate the tension between human being survival and the need for conservation of biodiversity. While the notion is often mentioned here and there in project cycles, it is sometimes unreflectively...

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...
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