Ghulam Mohd Malikyar of the Environment Guardians – Afghanistan describes the country’s ecosystems and the wildlife of Afghanistan. This is the first part of a series of articles.
Wildlife conservation that uses community partnerships is working for people and threatened species across Africa, write Fred Nelson and Rosie Cooney of IUCN’s Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group. An expanding array of local conservancies and other community-based models are delivering results and showing the potential to integrate conservation with local livelihoods and national economic interests. No country embodies these tenets better than Namibia, where innovative models for conservation developed over the past 30 years have restored wildlife on a remarkable scale. Namibia’s wildlife laws enable local communities to create conservancies, which give communities rights over wildlife use and management in their area. This provides the basis for these conservancies to enter into agreements with tourism or trophy hunting operators, which pay the conservancies directly through joint ventures or concession lease arrangements.
Adaptive certification is the best remaining option for the trophy hunting industry in Africa to demonstrate sustainable and ethical hunting practices that benefit local communities and wildlife conservation.READ MORE
Doctari Kevin Robertson gives a thoughtful yet passionate insight into lion hunting in “LIONS, CONSERVATION AND COMMON SENSE OR THE LACK THEREOF…” definitely worth reading … and the photographs are just as fascinating. Other articles in this issue may also be of interest.
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The regional Central Asia SULi group organized the meeting “Achieving conservation goals through community benefits and empowerment” in Kyrgyzstan in September 2018 to promote information exchange, coordination, thinking, and peer learning and to bring the voice of local communities to international discussion.
The participants developed the Chunkurchak Recommendations on Community-based Wildlife Management in the Broader Central Asian Region, available in English and Russian