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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...
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...
CITES rhinos

South Africa’s proposal to CITES on White and Black Rhino

Read Africa Geographic's report on South Africa's proposal to CITES on White and Black Rhino here Summary: The South African Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy, requested public comment of a scientific nature on her proposal to: 1. Enable the international trade in white rhino horn by down-listing the white rhino on CITES. 2. Increase the annual quota of black rhinos...
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