Co-hosted by Maliasili and ICCA Consortium
In collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution’s Earth Week
Locally led and community-driven conservation efforts are increasingly critical to accelerating conservation impact on a global scale. In Africa, local communities and grassroots organizations are developing effective, community-based solutions that protect ecosystems and wildlife, while securing communities’ rights, livelihoods, and territories. These efforts are delivering impact on a growing scale, with community-driven conservation areas now established across over 55 million acres of Namibia and Kenya alone. Developing strategies to strengthen and expand these kinds of community-based conservation initiatives will be a key element of accelerating conservation impact and effectiveness in Africa, and around the world, during a time of increasingly urgent conservation action and global ambition.
This webinar will examine these regional trends in the context of global conservation processes and targets being developed in 2021. It will feature leading local and national conservation leaders from Africa and Madagascar, to highlight the practices that are connecting local leadership with large-scale change at the national level.
- Daniel Sopia, Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association
- Vatosoa Rakotondrazafy, President of the Board, MIHARI Network, Madagascar
- Hilma Angula, Namibian Association of CBNRM Support Organizations
- Paine Makko, Ujamaa Community Resource Team, Tanzania