World Wildlife Day

UN World Wildlife Day 2021 (3 March) as “Forests and livelihoods: sustaining people and planet” 

“Forests and livelihoods: sustaining people and planet” announced as theme of World Wildlife Day 2021 Geneva, 23 November 2020 - The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) announced today the theme of United Nations World Wildlife Day 2021: “Forests and livelihoods: sustaining people and planet”. Covering nearly a third...
CBNRM

CBNRM: you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone

CBNRM: you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone by Dr Shylock Muyengwa​ Do community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) programmes help rural communities in southern Africa? There is a long-running disagreement over just how much CBNRM contributes towards the welfare of communities, in terms of health, jobs, poverty alleviation, etc. Working in rural communities throughout...
COVID-19 impacts

COVID-19 ‘perfect storm’ threatens conservation in Africa

COVID-19 ‘perfect storm’ threatens conservation in Africa A new report calls for rapid collaborative global action to ensure Africa's wildlife survives COVID-19's devastating impact on tourism,  threatening jobs and livelihoods for some of the most impoverished communities. It stresses the importance of adopting more resilient conservation models that benefit humans and wildlife for...
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...
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