Feared and Hated but Admired and Respected -The Status and Plight of the African Lion (Panthera Leo) in Sub Saharan Africa: A Pest facing extinction or a favourite Tourist Attraction – Daily Nation, Kenya 2013. Author: Mwelwa C. Musambachime

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Letter to The Times from The Community Leaders Network

Letter to The Times from The Community Leaders Network As leaders and representatives of local communities and local community institutions in Southern Africa, we have an unprecedented opportunity to challenge entrenched ideas about who is a legitimate champion of conservation and whose views matter. For example, a recent editorial in The Times takes a spectacularly uninformed position on...
indigenous land rights

In the News in November

In the News - November 2020 A roundup of recommended recent articles, papers, podcasts and more The Mongabay Newscast: Indigenous land rights and the global push for land privatization A discussion about the importance of securing Indigenous land rights within the context of a global push for land privatization took place in November on the Mongabay Newscast. A study published in Nature...

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...
African conservation

Bold leadership required for conservation in Southern Africa

Bold leadership required for conservation in Southern Africa by Steve Johnson​ How long must this go on! Those involved in community-based natural resources management or CBNRM, have continued their mantra of the need for devolution of rights over land and natural resources for more than 30 years, with no change! It seems like we are going nowhere despite all our efforts in this direction.Way...

CBNRM in southern Africa

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...
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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...
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