Tag: Namibia

CBNRM Anabeb

CBNRM Success Stories: A Namibian rural community’s historic choice of wildlife over cattle

CBNRM and a Namibian rural community’s historic choice of wildlife over cattle Published in The Chronicle, Zimbabwe on October 16, 2020, this article by Johannesburg-based journalist, Emmanuel Koro is a success story about CBNRM in action as Namibia's Anabeb community's choice to switch from cattle production to wildlife hunting has uplifted lives and restored natural resources of the...
CBNRM

CBNRM in Southern Africa

Community-based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) has been implemented in several southern African with various degrees of success. While the form in which CBNRM is implemented also varies from country to country, three main components to the conceptualization of CBNRM in southern Africa can be identified (Jones and Murphree 2004): 1. In order to take management decisions, communities need...
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...
community leaders network

Community Leaders Network is established

The Community Leaders Network A Community Leaders Network (CLN) has been established, bringing together over 50 representatives of local communities engaged in Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM). The initiative spans nine southern African countries and ensures the voices of millions of people are heard in regional and international debates about rights and natural resource...
trophy hunting into the wild

Podcast: Into the Wild – 3 Namibians discuss Trophy Hunting

Podcast: Into the Wild - 3 Namibians discuss Trophy Hunting African peoples have hunted animals for hundreds of years and this is highly regulated. This episode of Into The Wild  podcast features three Namibians, among them  Namibian Association of CBNRM Support Organisations (NACSO) director Maxi Louis whose organisation supports communities living in conservancies, John Mwilima, a management...
celebrity campaigns

Press Release: Celebrity campaigns undermine human rights and conservation

"Local people’s rights to make a living by sustainably using their land and wildlife are enshrined in international and national laws, and cannot be undermined by one-sided views. They are not up for debate"                                                                                             WEDNESDAY 15 JULY 2020 CELEBRITY CAMPAIGNS...
Resource Africa CBNRM

Open Letter: Celebrity campaigns undermine successful conservation and human rights

Over fifty community leaders, representing millions of people across southern Africa, urge UK-based celebrities to stop using their influence to undermine the human rights of impoverished people and jeopardise wildlife conservation in the region. 14 July 2020 Dear Ricky Gervais, Joanna Lumley, Peter Egan, Ed Sheeran, Dame Judi Dench and Piers Morgan OPEN LETTER: Celebrity campaigns undermine...
non-consumptive tourism

Consumptive vs. non-consumptive tourism

The author, Hagen Denker, in an article that appeared on the NAPHA (Namibia Professional Hunters Association) website and its social media pages in 2019 observes "it is often claimed that “non-consumptive” tourism has a low impact and low carbon footprint on the natural environment.", he asks the question: "But what does this actually mean? And how does this compare to “consumptive”...
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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