Posted in Biodiversity Blog Publications

Featured Publication, April 2019

This publication evaluates the role of property rights in wildlife management and the laws in place for the protection of biodiversity and the rights impacting on management activities.  The paper argues that private property rights and current wildlife conservation and management laws and policies in Kenya fail to provide the solution to wildlife biodiversity erosion partly because of their preoccupation with a monolithic system of property  ownership favouring the state and individuals and neglecting communities and/or groups.

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Posted in Biodiversity Blog Conservation Country Policy Uganda

Wildlife Policies in Uganda

Various policy documents in Uganda touch on conservation of wildlife. These include the Draft National Environment Management Policy, the National Forest Policy and the National…

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Posted in Biodiversity Blog Conservation Country Policy Tanzania

Wildlife Policies in Tanzania

Wildlife conservation in Tanzania is governed by a number of policy documents, which include the National Environmental Policy of 1997, the Wildlife Policy of Tanzania,…

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Posted in Biodiversity Blog Conservation Country Policy South Africa

Wildlife Policies in South Africa

South Africa’s wildlife conservation is guided by a number of policies and strategies including the White Paper on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of South Africa’s Biological Diversity of 1997, the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan of 2005, the National Biodiversity Framework of 2008 and the National Protected Area Expansion Strategy also of 2008, among others.

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Posted in Biodiversity Blog Conservation Policy

Ideal Contents of a Wildlife Policy

A policy is a set of principles, rules and guidelines formulated or adopted by to reach a long-term goal. Policies are designed to influence and determine all major decisions and actions regarding the specific aspect which the policy intends to address.  All activities must take place within the boundaries set by the policy.

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Posted in Biodiversity Conservation News

News Feature, 20th August 2018

Extending Palm Oil Production in Africa Threatens Primate Conservation By European Commission Joint Research Centre  Future expansion of the palm oil industry could have a…

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Posted in Biodiversity Conservation Country News Prosecution Rwanda

News Feature, 16th August 2018

EAC Prosecutors Move Towards Curbing Poaching By Nasra Bishumba, The New Times If the efforts that prosecutors from the East African region are vowing to…

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Posted in Biodiversity Conservation Country DR Congo News

News Feature, 31st July 2018

Two Baby Mountain Gorillas Born in DR Congo’s Virunga National Park Virunga Park, the nature preserve in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo…

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Posted in Biodiversity Country Law Enforcement News South Africa

News Feature, 30th July 2018

South Africa Almost Doubles Annual Quota of Lion Bones Exported for Traditional Chinese Medicine A major report on the practice has been published after South African…

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Posted in Biodiversity Conservation Country Mozambique News

In Mozambique, a Living Laboratory for Nature’s Renewal

In Mozambique, a Living Laboratory for Nature’s Renewal At Gorongosa National Park, scarred by civil war, scientists are answering fundamental questions about ecology and evolution,…

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