While official conservation is dominated by formal state protected areas, thousands of African ICCAs struggle to exist and conserve biocultural diversity in the broader landscape and seascape. Clearly, African ICCAs are threatened.
UNGA Declaration on the Right to a Clean and Healthy Environment and what this could mean for us in Africa
The UNGA Declaration focuses on tackling the three planetary crisis issues: climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss. This blog by Natural Justice illustrates how the Declaration recognizes that these threats are interlinked and need to be collectively resolved to ensure the realization of the right to a clean, sustainable and healthy environment. Read more ▸
Articles illustrate how communities in southwestern Madagascar’s locally managed marine areas have made progress to build their capacity for ecological monitoring and expansion of the marine reserves. These LMMAs are part of the MIHARI Network (ICCA Consortium Member) and are supported by Blue Ventures (ICCA Consortium Member). Read more ▸
Mwambao Coastal Community Network (ICCA Consortium Member) reports from the last annual network meeting and share lessons learned about community-led coastal and marine governance in Zanzibar islands and north-eastern Tanzania. Read more ▸
Indigenous Peoples and local communities were affected more by strict governmental measures than by the virus in many African countries. Read more ▸