Conservation in the Mahenye Royal Household – the Birth of CAMPFIRE in Zimbabwe

Conservation in the Mahenye Royal Household – the birth of CAMPFIRE in Zimbabwe by Liberty Chauke I was seated listening to the melodious and whistling sounds of birds in the forest. Memories of childhood popped in and took me down memory lane. I grew up in the most respected royal family in Zimbabwe. My grandfather had many wives, who interacted with us during the night by telling us stories...
Moreangels Mbizah

Let Africans Decide: Dr. Moreangels Mbizah and her journey in wildlife conservation

VIDEO: "Let Africans Decide" - Dr. Moreangels Mbizah and her journey in wildlife conservation In the latest of Resource Africa's series Let Africans Decide video series, Dr. Moreangels Mbizah, a member of the Community Leaders Network, reflects on her journey in wildlife conservation - from Zimbabwe's Lowveld to Oxford University and back - and emphasises the need for diverse approaches to...
African conservation

African conservation: a wake-up call

In this opinion piece, Richard Maasdorp calls on Africans to challenge the idea that international organisations or donors have solutions to the continent’s conservation problems that are in some way superior to our own. Diverse situations requiring unique solutions, writes Maasdorp, adding that fixed and polarised attitudes to African conservation remain a major impediment to robust,...
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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...
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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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...
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