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Activities and interventions
This Category contains information about activities and interventions on the bureaucratic, judicial, policy, and political levels. These activities are often taking place on a macro-level, be it the regional, national or international level. Past, ongoing and planned activities are covered. Concrete activities, often taking place on the local level, including development projects, investment activities, and workshops, conferences, seminars, and electronic roundtables or Internet forums are covered in their respective Categories Conferences, seminars and workshops and Projects respectively). In practice, however, there may be some overlap. For information on the coverage of the regions used see Category Regions.
The Category consists of the following activities and interventions (individual events do not necessarily fit neatly into each of these regions):
- Botswana: Game ranching policy. Description: The 'Game ranching policy for Botswana' was recently adopted by Parliament. This is expected to give far-reaching proprietorship over wildlife to the landholder. The game farmer will own his game just as a cattle rancher owns his stock and he will be able to sell (crop or hunt) his game without asking permission from anyone. This is likely to have a number of consequences for CBNRM, especially with regard to the value of low wildlife (i.e. plains game). Local people, especially in communities in remote areas, stand to lose income from hunting of plains game. In this situation it is necessary to rethink the existing policies for management of game, especially in the Wildlife Management Areas in western Botswana. Innovative and strategic thinking is required to alleviate the impact of the expected changes in the hunting industry if CBNRM (and wildlife) is to survive in the Kalahari. Contact: Nico Rozemeijer. Email: email@example.com. URL: http://www.cbnrm.bw/. Source: (see download doc.). Comment(s): See story in CBNRM Net Newsletter no. 19 (September 2002). Date posted: 26 September 2002. Download: Brief on implications for CBNRM.
- South Africa: Formal CBNRM policy to come. Description:The South African Government is working towards introducing a formal CBNRM policy next year, before the 2003 World Parks Congress to be held in Durban, South Africa, said Dr. Hector Magome, director of South Africa National Parks Conservation Services. He said they have been working towards introducing a CBNRM policy for the Southern African country for the past two years. Mr. Julien Sturgeon, national manager of South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs responsible for the special development tourism and related initiatives said South Africa's CBNRM policy is not formal, but is embedded in a range of existing environmental acts. Dr. Magome said the main reason why there was a delay in introducing CBNRM in South Africa is because there are limited forestry areas in the Eastern Cape, areas like Punda Land and Dwesa Cwebe. He said although there were opportunities for forestry development around Mpumalanga for the communities, the potential areas were either under state control or private ownership and "this is where the source of conflict is". Source: Africa Resources for Development, Newsletter of the SADC Natural Resource Management Programme, Issue no. 10, June 2002. Date posted: 26 September 2002.
- West Africa: Marine and coastal conservation. Description: At a meeting on the Regional Programme for the Conservation of Coastal and Marine Zones (RPCM) (12 June 2003, Dakar, Senegal), six West-African countries and fifty conservation, research and development organizations agreed to work together on marine and coastal conservation. Ten Ministers of Environment and Fisheries from Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania and Senegal approved the new "Regional Strategy for Marine Protected Areas in West Africa", which will lead to a wide array of actions at a cost of EUR30 million over five years. Date posted: 17 June 2003. Download: Communiqué.
3. East Asia and the Pacific
4. Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East
5. Latin America and the Caribbean
6. South Asia
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