First Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Communities’ Conservation Congress held in Namibia. Following the historic Africa Protected Areas Congress in 2022, this recent conference addressed critical issues of indigenous land rights and inclusion in wildlife conservation. The newly formed Alliance for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities for Conservation in Africa will represent voices from 43 countries in attendance.
Adaptive management reduces turtle dove harvest by 70%. EU Member States from the central and eastern flyway (Austria, Romania, Italy, Malta, Bulgaria, Greece, and Cyprus) have substantially reduced harvest by implementing quotas and bag limits, following recommendations from the European Commission. However, habitat restoration is still needed to recover dove populations.
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