Tag: community conservation

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...
sustainable use Torghar conservation programme

Video: The Torghar Conservation Programme of the Suleiman Markhor, Pakistan

Video: The Torghar Conservation Programme of the Suleiman Markhor, Pakistan Sustainable use as a community conservation method is practiced in many parts of the world as illustrated in this video case study of the successful Torghar Conservation Programme of the Suleiman Markhor of the Torghar Hills in Pakistan.OverviewThe markhor is a species of wild goat that lives in extremely rugged terrain...
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...
Namibian wildlife conservation

Competing conservation ideologies: Troubled times for reporting on Namibian wildlife

By Liz Rihoy and Malan Lindeque  •  Op-ed The Daily Maverick 14 April 2019 Two competing ideological narratives have emerged in African wildlife conservation. The one is based on so- called ‘compassionate conservation’, aligned with the mostly Western animal rights movement, the other based on the human rights of the owners of the wildlife, the local people who live with wild animals. In...
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