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....
indigenous rooibos tea farmers

Indigenous Rooibos tea farmers seek a fairer deal

South Africa's indigenous rooibos tea farmers seek a fairer deal - Financial Times report by Joseph Cotterill Financial Times July 27, 2021 In an article published on July 27, Financial Times correspondent, Joseph Cotterill reports on one of the Khoi and San communities in South Africa's Cedarberg mountain region where the rooibos tea plant occurs in the wild.  In 2019, the community - the...
UN Convention on Biological Diversity

A New Global Framework for Managing Nature Through 2030: 1st Detailed Draft Agreement Debuts

Press Release: A New Global Framework for Managing Nature Through 2030: 1st Detailed Draft Agreement Debuts Montreal, 12 July 2021 – The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat today released the first official draft of a new Global Biodiversity Framework to guide actions worldwide through 2030 to preserve and protect nature and its essential services to people.The framework...

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...
COMMUNITY LEADERS NETOWRK SUBSTTA

Community Leaders Network SBSTTA Statement

Community Leaders Network: SBSTTA Statement Leave no voice unheard! Sustainable use of biodiversity is a human rights issue in Africa We, the Community Leaders Network (CLN), representing community organisations engaged in conservation in nine Southern African Countries, commend the work of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) since its fourteenth...
Community Leaders Network Convention on Biological Diversity SBSTTA-24

CLN will be represented at the information sessions for Convention on Biological Diversity SBSTTA-24

The CLN will be represented at the information sessions for the Convention on Biological Diversity SBSTTA-24 A delegation of the Community Leaders Network (CLN) is attending the virtual informal sessions in preparation for the Convention on Biological Diversity SBSTTA-24 and will have their voices heard through a statement, soon to be released, on African's rights to  sustainably use their...
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