Tag: sustainable use

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 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...
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...
Let Africans Decide Open Letter

Video: Let Africans Decide

Video: Let Africans Decide Open Letter In this groundbreaking video, community leaders speaking on behalf of millions of people from eight southern African countries call for immediate action to address continuing injustices preventing people in southern Africa from exercising their rights to manage and conserve the wildlife on their land. Watch the video
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...
sustainable use Torghar conservation programme

Video: The Torghar Conservation Programme of the Suleiman Markhor, Pakistan

Video: The Torghar Conservation Programme of the Suleiman Markhor, Pakistan Sustainable use as a community conservation method is practiced in many parts of the world as illustrated in this video case study of the successful Torghar Conservation Programme of the Suleiman Markhor of the Torghar Hills in Pakistan.OverviewThe markhor is a species of wild goat that lives in extremely rugged terrain...
sustainable futures

Video: Sustainable Futures – Communities in Action

"Sustainable Futures - Communities in Action", a documentary produced by the Community Conservation Research Network, premiered in early June, 2020. The film brings together communities from around the world who are tackling some of the biggest global challenges… the climate, the environment, and how to sustain economies and livelihoods. The actions these communities are taking, the solutions...
trophy hunting

The IUCN and trophy hunting – a response to the “ethics” attack on hunting

A response in African Sustainable Conservation News dated October 9, 2019 to a published piece on the IUCN website on September 27, 2020 - “Compatibility of Trophy Hunting as a Form of Sustainable Use with IUCN's Objectives - describes it as a "disingenuous portrayal of IUCN objectives and regulations. The authors’ bias is exposed by the complete misuse of “Ethics” as a premise, incorrect...
lion bones

Lion bones weighing 342 kg seized at OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg

Summary: The BBC reported on 4th October, 2019 that South African officials had seized 342kg (754lb) of lion bones and arrested three people at Johannesburg airport in South Africa, the environment ministry said. The bones, which are prized in Asia for supposed medicinal benefits and to make jewellery, were destined for Malaysia. The 12 boxes of lion bones wrapped in aluminium foil were...

COVID-19: wildlife trade and communities: a selection of recently published articles

We are sharing some links to recent COVID-19 related news articles and papers recommended in the IUCN SULi Digest March and April 2020 Edition. Some of these articles also appear as blogs on our blog page Wildlife trade and trade bans Despite COVID-19, using wild species may still be the best way to save them by Dilys Roe Wildlife trade: Regulated markets involving local communities,...
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