APAC

The first Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) must put community land rights at the centre of its agenda.

To conserve Africa’s biodiversity, its leaders must rethink protected areas The first Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC), scheduled for July 18-23, must put community land rights at the centre of its agenda By Dr Kendi Borona Rights and Resources Group As the date for the first Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC), July 18-23, draws near, conservation professional Kendi Borona suggests...
hunting trophies

‘It’s neocolonialism’: campaign to ban UK imports of hunting trophies condemned by African delegation

‘It’s neocolonialism’: campaign to ban UK imports of hunting trophies condemned by African delegation Former colonial powers seeking to pass laws that threaten the rights and livelihoods of rural African communities and their wildlife, need to consider this impact and hear what Africans have to say about it first.That’s the message that a delegation from the Community Leaders Network of...
human wildlife conflict

MEDIA RELEASE ‘Anti-hunting laws threaten our livelihoods and our wildlife’

MEDIA RELEASE “Anti-hunting laws threaten our livelihoods and our wildlife” 23 May 2022 For Immediate Release: Representatives of African rural communities lead a mission to explain to the UK and European lawmakers how proposed legislation undermines their rights, livelihoods, and wildlife conservation efforts   African community leaders are traveling to meet British and European government...
Khoi and San

Resource Africa and the San and Khoi southern African community: the fight for justice, recognition, and sustainability

Resource Africa and the San and Khoi South African Community: the fight for justice, recognition, and sustainability We share a blog researched and based on an interview with RASA CEO Lesle Jansen by Incominbios' staff writer Lianna Tosett Resource Africa South Africa CEO Leslé Jansen has been an intrinsic player in aiding and centralising the struggles faced by the San and Khoi local...
Op Ed

Can a global conservation fund bridge the gap between global finance and the realities for indigenous communities? Daily Maverick Op Ed

Can a global conservation fund bridge the gap between global finance and the realities for indigenous communities? A Daily Maverick Hunting OP-ED responds to the proposition that foreign aid can be a viable alternative to sustainable use An Op-Ed response in The Daily Maverick seeks to draw attention to the many problems with the assumptions contained the opinion piece (31 January 2022)...

UK trophy hunting import ban not supported by rural Africans – Mongabay Commentary

UK trophy hunting import ban not supported by rural Africans - Mongabay While a UK bill to ban the import of hunting trophies enjoys popular support there, rural Africans directly affected by such decisions are voicing opposition. In an article submitted as a Commentary piece by community conservation practitioners and professionals in Namibia and published in Mongabay on February 11, 2022, the...
CLN

Community Leaders Network formalised

Founder members of the Community Leaders Network of Southern Africa (CLN) met in Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek at Avani Hotels from 18-22 October to formalize the network. The five-day workshop brought together representatives of local communities involved in Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) from Zambia, Namibia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Botswana, and Mozambique, as...
IUCN WCC

IUCN WCC 3-11 September 2021: Transformative Change for Nature and People

IUCN WCC 3-11 September 2021: Transformative Change for Nature and People Resource Africa and the Community Leaders Network of Southern Africa will be represented at the Congress by delegates from both organizations. Resource Africa and the Community Leaders Network of Southern Africa will be represented at the Congress by delegates from both organizations.Mission: to create awareness of the CLN...

Organisation key for local community youth to have a say on environmental decision making

Organisation key for local community youth to have a say on environmental decision-making by Bupe Banda I was determined to attend the IUCN One Future Global Youth Summit in April. Although I have been invited to a number of the youth network meetings, the agenda of the One Future Global Youth Summit spoke to my passion for what I am working on — the role of youth in advocating on climate...
Resource Africa Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: Southern Africa Community Leaders Challenge Sir Ranulph Fiennes on Trophy Imports ban

PRESS RELEASE: Southern Africa Community Leaders Challenge Sir Ranulph Fiennes on Trophy Imports ban Misinformation ignores African voices and right to thrive, not just survive Representatives of millions of rural Africans across southern Africa, have urged Sir Ranulph Fiennes to stop using his influence, as ambassador of the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting (CBTH), and spreading misinformation...
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