With a delegation of 7 participants from 6 Southern African Countries (Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Malawi) CLN participated at the annual gathering that brings government officials and other appropriate wildlife management authorities together with the private hunting industry and community stakeholders. The forum aimed at collaboratively discussing sustainable use wildlife conservation across Africa. Read full report here: CLN@AWCF Report
Twenty-nine delegates from the Community Leaders Network of Southern Africa (CLN) attended the first African Protected Areas Congress (APAC) held in Kigali, Rwanda in July 2022.
The key objective of the CLN workshop, held in October 2021, was to formalise the Community Leaders Network, and thus create greater opportunities for creating partnerships, fundraising, sharing lessons
“Community Voices Were Heard”
The Community Leaders Network of Southern Africa sent a delegation of 29 members to the inaugural
When COVID19 spread across the globe in 2020, disrupting international and regional tourism, it was the small-scale participants benefitting from tourism activities who were most critically affected.
The IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) is the first ever continent-wide gathering of African leaders, citizens, and interest groups to discuss the role of protected areas in conserving nature, safeguarding Africa’s iconic wildlife, delivering vital life-supporting ecosystem services, promoting sustainable development while conserving Africa’s cultural heritage and traditions.