Role play game for sustainable wildlife management in Gabon

Nyama-Nyama is a role play game developed by CIRAD to support collective management of shared wildlife resources Photo: Arthur Perrotton (CIRAD)

 

 “Serious games” are increasingly being used in projects to facilitate collective management of natural resources. They are intended to be fun, while fostering debate and collective learning. CIRAD has developed several such tools, notably TerriStories®, a participatory management game, and has substantial experience of building participatory approaches.

This led the SWM Programme team in Gabon, which is coordinated by CIRAD, to ask  experts to develop a game to help communities draft their own hunting management plans. The overall aim of the project is to involve villagers in the collective management of their wildlife resources.

Read more: https://www.cirad.fr/les-actualites-du-cirad/actualites/2022/nyama-nyama-a-game-taking-sustainable-hunting-seriously

Nyama-Nyama is a role play game developed by CIRAD to support collective management of shared wildlife resources Photo: Arthur Perrotton (CIRAD)

 

Role play game for sustainable wildlife management in Gabon

16 June 2022

“Serious games” are increasingly being used in projects to facilitate collective management of natural resources. They are intended to be fun, while fostering debate and collective learning. CIRAD has developed several such tools, notably TerriStories®, a participatory management game, and has substantial experience of building participatory approaches. This led the SWM Programme team in Gabon, which is coordinated by CIRAD, to ask experts to...
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Role play game for sustainable wildlife management in Gabon

16 June 2022

 “Serious games” are increasingly being used in projects to facilitate collective management of natural resources. They are intended to be fun, while fostering debate and collective learning. CIRAD has developed several such tools, notably TerriStories®, a participatory management game, and has substantial experience of building participatory approaches.

This led the SWM Programme team in Gabon, which is coordinated by CIRAD, to ask  experts to develop a game to help communities draft their own hunting management plans. The overall aim of the project is to involve villagers in the collective management of their wildlife resources.

Read more: https://www.cirad.fr/les-actualites-du-cirad/actualites/2022/nyama-nyama-a-game-taking-sustainable-hunting-seriously

Towards sustainable wildlife management in Zambia and Zimbabwe

13 June 2022

The latest SWM Programme consolidated report is a summary of the studies carried out in Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zambia and Zimbabwe, with Angola, Botswana and Namibia, constitute the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KaZa-TFCA), which is the largest transfrontier conservation area in the world (520 000 km²), and whose key objective is to join fragmented wildlife habitats to form an interconnected mosaic of protected areas and transboundary wildlife corridors. In this...
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Towards sustainable wildlife management in Zambia and Zimbabwe

13 June 2022

The latest SWM Programme consolidated report is a summary of the studies carried out in Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Zambia and Zimbabwe, with Angola, Botswana and Namibia, constitute the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KaZa-TFCA), which is the largest transfrontier conservation area in the world (520 000 km²), and whose key objective is to join fragmented wildlife habitats to form an interconnected mosaic of protected areas and transboundary wildlife corridors. In this region, wildlife populations have declined over the past three decades, mainly due to poaching and loss of habitat.

In this TFCA, the Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme aims to address these challenges by promoting the model of community conservancy (CC) to diversify income-generating activities and supply a well-balanced source of wild and domestic protein. In Zimbabwe, the SWM Programme supports the emerging project of Mucheni CC encompassing three wards of Binga District, in Matabeleland North Province. In Zambia, the target implementation sites are the Simalaha and Inyasemu CC, located in Southern Zambia.

Towards sustainable wildlife management An in-depth study for the promotion of community conservancies in Zambia and Zimbabwe: https://bit.ly/3NZaWuj?mtm_campaign=KaZaCBR&mtm_kwd=KaZaCBR

SWM KaZa webpage: https://swm-programme.info/web/guest/zimbabwe-and-zambia

Tout savoir sur la chasse et la pêche en zone rurale au Gabon (English below)

19 May 2022

Le tout premier rapport consolidé du SWM Programme est une synthèse des études réalisée au Gabon entre 2018 et 2021 sur la chasse, la pêche, l’élevage, la commercialisation et la consommation de produits carnés, les interactions homme faune et les lois relatives dans le département de Mulundu au Gabon. Ce travail dresse un état des lieux de l’importance des viandes sauvages dans l’alimentation et les revenus des populations rurales et permet au SWM Programme au Gabon de définir ses...
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Tout savoir sur la chasse et la pêche en zone rurale au Gabon (English below)

19 May 2022

Le tout premier rapport consolidé du SWM Programme est une synthèse des études réalisée au Gabon entre 2018 et 2021 sur la chasse, la pêche, l’élevage, la commercialisation et la consommation de produits carnés, les interactions homme faune et les lois relatives dans le département de Mulundu au Gabon.

Ce travail dresse un état des lieux de l’importance des viandes sauvages dans l’alimentation et les revenus des populations rurales et permet au SWM Programme au Gabon de définir ses lignes d’action prioritaires: sécurisation des droits d’usages de la faune par les communautés rurales, déploiement d’outils de gestion durable adapté au contexte socio-culturel, montage d’un système de surveillance des risques zoonotiques et changement des comportements des consommateurs pour privilégier les filières de viandes sauvages légales, durables et saines.

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What do you know about hunting and fishing in Gabon’s rural areas?

The first SWM Programme consolidated report is a summary of the studies carried out in Gabon between 2018 and 2021 on hunting, fishing, animal husbandry, selling and consumption of meats, human-wildlife interactions and related laws in the department of Mulundu in Gabon.

This work presents the importance of wild meat in the diet and income of rural populations and allows the SWM Programme in Gabon to define its priority lines of action: securing community rights of using wildlife in rural areas, deployment of sustainable management tools adapted to the socio-cultural context, setting up a system for monitoring zoonotic risks and changing consumer behavior to favor legal, sustainable and healthy wild meat value chains.

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Happy World Migratory Bird Day 2022! (French below)

13 May 2022

Did you know that birds play a critical role in preserving the natural balance of wetlands? The RESSOURCE Project supports their conservation by developing innovative solutions for the sustainable management of waterbirds populations and their Sahelian habitats. On the occasion of the World Migratory Bird Day (May 14th, 2022), find out more about the RESSOURCE Project field activities (below). ...
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Happy World Migratory Bird Day 2022! (French below)

13 May 2022

Did you know that birds play a critical role in preserving the natural balance of wetlands? The RESSOURCE Project supports their conservation by developing innovative solutions for the sustainable management of waterbirds populations and their Sahelian habitats.  

On the occasion of the World Migratory Bird Day (May 14th, 2022), find out more about the RESSOURCE Project field activities (below). 

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Bonne journée mondiale des oiseaux migrateurs!

Saviez-vous que les oiseaux sont essentiels au maintien de l'équilibre naturel des zones humides ? Le Projet RESSOURCE contribue à leur conservation en élaborant des solutions innovantes de gestion durable des populations d'oiseaux d'eau et de leurs habitats dans la région du Sahel.

À l’occasion de la Journée mondiale des oiseaux migrateurs (14mai 2022), apprenez-en plus sur les activités du Projet RESSOURCE sur le terrain!

The SWM Programme in Guyana is working towards engaging and effective environmental education!

18 April 2022

Did you know that the SWM Programme in Guyana is supporting six wildlife clubs by helping its members develop environmental stewardship skills while promoting their personal and social development? Read the Wildlife clubs of North Rupununi involved in sustainable wildlife management ...
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The SWM Programme in Guyana is working towards engaging and effective environmental education!

18 April 2022

Did you know that the SWM Programme in Guyana is supporting six wildlife clubs by helping its members develop environmental stewardship skills while promoting their personal and social development? Read the Wildlife clubs of North Rupununi involved in sustainable wildlife management brochure. 

Did you also know that Wapichan Wiizi is home to many species of fish and wildlife, some of which are rare or threatened globally, like the red siskin, giant anteater, yellow-spotted river turtle and black curassow? Read the Wildlife use in Wapichan Wiizi brochure

Were you aware that along the Rupununi River, the SWM Programme is supporting the turtle conservation programme which concerns 18 sand beaches?  Read the Yellow-spotted river turtle conservation programme along the Rupununi river brochure.

Find out more about the many community-driven initiatives the SWM Programme in Guyana is supporting to improve food security and preserve traditional livelihoods on the SWM Guyana webpage!