Tag: rural livelihoods

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...
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 centred conservation

Video: Botswana and Community Centered Conservation

Video: Botswana and Community Centered Conservation 40% of Botswana’s land has been set aside for conservation.The President of Botswana, H.E. Mokgweetsi Masisi, has made it patently clear that the sustainable use of natural resources will be the centerpiece of his government’s environmental policy.He believes that unless rural communities are allowed to benefit meaningfully from the wildlife...
declaration

Declaration: Voices of the Communities: A New Deal for rural communities and wildlife and natural resources

In June, 2019, at  Africa’s Wildlife Economy Summit, hosted by the African Union and United Nations Environment Programme in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, community representatives called on African Governments, the private sector and international organizations issued a Declaration in which they called for a New Deal that recognizes the integral role of communities in the ownership, 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...
Covid-19 Kenya

Webinar: Covid-19: Sustainability & Remodelling of Wildlife Sector

The March/April 2020 edition of IUCN SULi Digest featured some of the many articles circulating on Covid-19   which relate to Wildlife trade and trade bans and Conservation and wildlife tourism. WEBINAR: COVID-19, Conservation and Wildlife Tourism The Kenyan Department of Tourism and Wildlife hosted a webinar around the topic Covid-19: Sustainability & Remodelling of Wildlife Sector in...
communities and livelihoods

Video: Voices from the Frontline: Communities and Livelihoods in Botswana

Produced by The Conservation Imperative, this 60-minute documentary follows Jack Ramsden, a young cattle rancher from Maun, on a quest across Northern Botswana to document the effects of wildlife on communities and livelihoods. Along the way, he engages with rural Batswana revealing their everyday struggles with wildlife. Their unscripted stories are told from the heart in a surprisingly candid...
hunting

The Dangers of Extrapolation – Hunting Revenues and Local Communities

Extract:  The term ‘fake news’ has become popularized over the last few years. The term refers to information, usually presented as ‘news’ that has no basis in fact but is presented as being factually accurate in a deliberate attempt to spread misinformation for propaganda purposes. Hunting is often on the receiving end of this approach to ‘news’. It is increasingly evident that this...
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...
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