trophy hunters

Trophy hunters in Tajikistan are the unlikely saviours of the snow leopard – The Guardian

Trophy hunters in Tajikistan are the unlikely saviours of the snow leopard - The Guardian UK “We have very few other sources of income here – the benefits to the community are enormous. People value our wildlife now." Village Headman, Tajikistan In Tajikistan, a well-managed trophy-hunting programme has proved that this community conservation model generates incentives and revenue to...
global biodiversity framework

First Draft of Global Biodiversity Framework Identifies Four Goals for 2050

First Draft of Global Biodiversity Framework Identifies Four Goals for 2050 The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has published the first draft of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.This first draft will adopt a framework as a stepping stone towards the 2050 Vision of “Living in harmony with nature”, and will undergo further refinement and negotiation...
Animals Abroad Act

Poorly conceived’ Animals Abroad Bill puts wildlife at risk, UK government told – The Guardian January 13, 2022

'Poorly conceived’ Animals Abroad Bill puts wildlife at risk, UK government told - The Guardian January 13, 2022 Proposed ban on trophy hunting imports ignores African perspectives and could reverse conservation gains, says open letter  In an article in The Guardian UK on Thursday 13 January 2022, some balanced reporting by environmental journalist Patrick Greenfield about the hunting bans...
sustainable use

Sustainable use in the focus at events organized during the 4th day of IUCN WCC – Report

Sustainable use in the focus at events organized during the 4th day of IUCN WCC - Report In a report this week the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) states: "As an IUCN member, the CIC wants to ensure that there are positive outcomes going forward for sustainable use, as well as other key issues such as those relating to sustainable wildlife management, wildlife...
Mahenye

Conservation in the Mahenye Royal Household – the Birth of CAMPFIRE in Zimbabwe

Conservation in the Mahenye Royal Household – the birth of CAMPFIRE in Zimbabwe by Liberty Chauke I was seated listening to the melodious and whistling sounds of birds in the forest. Memories of childhood popped in and took me down memory lane. I grew up in the most respected royal family in Zimbabwe. My grandfather had many wives, who interacted with us during the night by telling us stories...

Communities lash out at Born Free Foundation – The Namibian Sun

Communities lash out at Born Free Foundation - The Namibian Sun The Namibian Sun reports on the complaint lodged by community leaders in southern Africa to the Charity Commission for England and Wales, citing the false assertions made Born Free Foundation, a UK registered charity: Community leaders from six African countries, including Namibia, are accusing the Born Free Foundation of waging a...
Our Voices Resource Africa

A sustainable jobs future for youth – how we get there by Lungelo Dludla

A sustainable jobs future for youth: how we get there - by Lungelo Dludla We also contribute to the economy,' says Lusanda Mantswana, who sells fruit at Chesterville taxi rank in central Durban. Photo: Nomfundo Xolo @xolonomfundoI’ve had opportunity to think long and hard about the question of sustainable jobs for youth today and for the future. Stuck at home during this COVID19 crisis has...
celebrity power

Celebrity power undermining global conservation efforts, scientists warn

Celebrity power undermining global conservation efforts, scientists warn Finally, the voices of Africa's rural communities are being heard. Congratulations Alex Morss on an important article. Delighted you're hearing the voices of rural communities and for having the courage to produce this balanced, well-researched article on the lived reality of African people. Read the article here
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