Supporting community and wildlife coexistence in Southern Africa

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The Kavango–Zambezi (KAZA) Transfrontier Conservation Area is one of the largest conservation areas in the world, spanning the international borders of five countries in Southern Africa.

It is home to an incredible diversity of wildlife, much of which resides outside national parks and protected areas. Poaching, habitat loss and human-wildlife conflict present many challenges.

This video presents the work of the Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme in supporting Community Conservancies to improve community livelihoods and the sustainable management of wildlife in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Watch the video here.

©CIRAD/Mathieu Bourgarel

Happy Biodiversity Day!

22 May 2024

Join us in celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity by exploring the remarkable biodiversity conservation efforts made by the Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme.
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Happy Biodiversity Day!

22 May 2024

Join us in celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity by exploring the remarkable biodiversity conservation efforts made by the Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme. This year’s theme, “Be part of the Plan,” emphasizes the urgent need for all stakeholders to halt and reverse the loss of biodiversity by supporting the implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework.

  • Read our latest Guyana publication, a collection of engaging articles on the technical and scientific work completed by the SWM Programme in Guyana Region 9 between 2018 and 2023. https://openknowledge.fao.org/handle/20.500.14283/CD0660EN
  • Dive into our latest 3D Exhibition update, showcasing the work being done in the KAZA landscape, namely Zimbabwe, to reduce Human-Wildlife Conflict and poaching.
    https://www.swm-programme.info/virtual-exhibition
  • Finally, read how the SWM Programme is using games for social learning and to improve community-led wildlife management in the Congo Basin. English, French.
     

Happy Biodiversity day!

Célebrons la Journée mondiale des oiseaux migrateurs!

11 May 2024

La Journée mondiale des oiseaux migrateurs est une campagne annuelle de sensibilisation soulignant la nécessité de conserver les oiseaux migrateurs et leurs habitats.
Find out more

Célebrons la Journée mondiale des oiseaux migrateurs!

11 May 2024

(English below)

La Journée mondiale des oiseaux migrateurs est une campagne annuelle de sensibilisation soulignant la nécessité de conserver les oiseaux migrateurs et leurs habitats.

Cette année, l’accent est mis sur l’importance des insectes en tant que source de nourriture pour les oiseaux migrateurs.

Même si le thème de cette année ne correspond pas parfaitement aux efforts du projet RESSOURCE sur les oiseaux migrateurs, nous souhaitons saisir cette occasion pour mettre en valeur les activités pertinentes du projet.

Le Projet RESSOURCE, en collaboration avec les autorités nationales et les communautés locales, vise à:

  • préserver les écosystèmes des grandes zones humides sahéliennes;
  • améliorer les connaissances sur les populations d’oiseaux d’eau et sur les prélèvements par la chasse;
  • développer des solutions innovantes de gestion et d’exploitation durables des zones humides et des populations d’oiseaux d’eau.

Apprenez-en davantage sur les approches innovantes développées par le Projet Ressource pour promouvoir une gestion durable des populations d’oiseaux d’eau et de leurs habitats sahéliens à travers le matériel ci-dessous:

  • Vidéo Conservation des oiseaux d’eau et des zones humides au Sénégal English, French
  • Vidéo Préserver les zones humides grâce aux nénuphars blancs English, French
  • Exposition virtuelle en 3D sur le RESSOURCE Project English
  • Guide d’identification Les oiseaux d’eau dans le delta du fleuve Sénégal - Petit guide de dénombrement et de détermination French

Bonne journée mondiale des oiseaux migrateurs a tous!

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World's Migratory Bird Day is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats.

This year’s focus is on the importance of insect as a source of food for migratory birds. Even though this year’s theme doesn’t perfectly align with the RESSOURCE Project’s work on migratory birds, we will seize this opportunity to showcase the Project’s relevant activities.

The RESSOURCE Project, in collaboration with the national authorities and local communities, aims to:

  • preserve the ecosystems of major Sahelian wetlands;
  • improve knowledge on waterbird populations and on harvesting by hunting;
  • develop innovative solutions for the sustainable management and exploitation of wetlands and waterbird populations.

Learn more about how the RESSOURCE Project’s work to develop innovative solutions for the sustainable management of migratory water birds populations and their habitats through the below material:

  • Video Wetland and water bird conservation in Senegal English, French
  • Video Preserving wetlands with white water lilies English, French
  • 3D Exhibition on the RESSOURCE Project English
  • Identification guide Les oiseaux d’eau dans le delta du fleuve Sénégal - Petit guide de dénombrement et de détermination French

Happy World Migratory Bird Day everyone!

Célebrons la Journée mondiale des oiseaux migrateurs!

11 May 2024

La Journée mondiale des oiseaux migrateurs est une campagne annuelle de sensibilisation soulignant la nécessité de conserver les oiseaux migrateurs et leurs habitats.
Find out more

Célebrons la Journée mondiale des oiseaux migrateurs!

11 May 2024

(English below)

La Journée mondiale des oiseaux migrateurs est une campagne annuelle de sensibilisation soulignant la nécessité de conserver les oiseaux migrateurs et leurs habitats.

Cette année, l’accent est mis sur l’importance des insectes en tant que source de nourriture pour les oiseaux migrateurs.

Même si le thème de cette année ne correspond pas parfaitement aux efforts du projet RESSOURCE sur les oiseaux migrateurs, nous souhaitons saisir cette occasion pour mettre en valeur les activités pertinentes du projet.

Le Projet RESSOURCE, en collaboration avec les autorités nationales et les communautés locales, vise à:

  • préserver les écosystèmes des grandes zones humides sahéliennes;
  • améliorer les connaissances sur les populations d’oiseaux d’eau et sur les prélèvements par la chasse;
  • développer des solutions innovantes de gestion et d’exploitation durables des zones humides et des populations d’oiseaux d’eau.

Apprenez-en davantage sur les approches innovantes développées par le Projet Ressource pour promouvoir une gestion durable des populations d’oiseaux d’eau et de leurs habitats sahéliens à travers le matériel ci-dessous:

  • Vidéo Conservation des oiseaux d’eau et des zones humides au Sénégal English, French
  • Vidéo Préserver les zones humides grâce aux nénuphars blancs English, French
  • Exposition virtuelle en 3D sur le RESSOURCE Project English
  • Guide d’identification Les oiseaux d’eau dans le delta du fleuve Sénégal - Petit guide de dénombrement et de détermination French

Bonne journée mondiale des oiseaux migrateurs a tous!

*****

World's Migratory Bird Day is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats.

This year’s focus is on the importance of insect as a source of food for migratory birds. Even though this year’s theme doesn’t perfectly align with the RESSOURCE Project’s work on migratory birds, we will seize this opportunity to showcase the Project’s relevant activities.

The RESSOURCE Project, in collaboration with the national authorities and local communities, aims to:

  • preserve the ecosystems of major Sahelian wetlands;
  • improve knowledge on waterbird populations and on harvesting by hunting;
  • develop innovative solutions for the sustainable management and exploitation of wetlands and waterbird populations.

Learn more about how the RESSOURCE Project’s work to develop innovative solutions for the sustainable management of migratory water birds populations and their habitats through the below material:

  • Video Wetland and water bird conservation in Senegal English, French
  • Video Preserving wetlands with white water lilies English, French
  • 3D Exhibition on the RESSOURCE Project English
  • Identification guide Les oiseaux d’eau dans le delta du fleuve Sénégal - Petit guide de dénombrement et de détermination French

Happy World Migratory Bird Day everyone!

 

 

Information Brief - The wildlife–livelihoods–health nexus: challenges and priorities in Asia and the Pacific

6 March 2024

n occasion of this year’s World Wildlife Day, RAP released an Information Brief on “The wildlife-livelihoods-health nexus: challenges and priorities in Asia and the Pacific”.
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Information Brief - The wildlife–livelihoods–health nexus: challenges and priorities in Asia and the Pacific

6 March 2024

In occasion of this year’s World Wildlife Day, RAP released an Information Brief on “The wildlife-livelihoods-health nexus: challenges and priorities in Asia and the Pacific”.

This brief was developed together with numerous partners and coordinated by FAO, in close collaboration with RAP’s Animal Health and Production Team, the Forestry Division and the Sustainable Wildlife Management Programme.

The Sustainable Wildlife Management Programme (SWM Programme) has been developing and testing innovative models to address wild meat and food security issues including and mainstreaming the One Health approach. Currently implemented in 15 OACPS countries, the SWM Programme has been extended to Asia since August 2023.

Enjoy your reading!

 

©FAO/David Mansell-Moullin

Happy World Wildlife day 2024!

3 March 2024

World Wildlife Day is the United Nations most important day to celebrate and raise awareness about the world’s wild animals and plants.
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Happy World Wildlife day 2024!

3 March 2024

World Wildlife Day is the United Nations most important day to celebrate and raise awareness about the world’s wild animals and plants. This year’s theme “Connecting People and Planet: Exploring Digital Innovation in Wildlife Conservation” highlights how digital conservation technologies and services can drive wildlife conservation, sustainable and legal wildlife trade and human-wildlife coexistence, now and for future generations in an increasingly connected world. 

The material available at the links below, showcase the Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme’s conservation work with a focus on innovative approaches based on low-tech or no-tech role-playing games on one hand, and the ways it is exploring technological innovation for conservation through Camera Trap Distance Sampling (CTDS) on the other.

PUBLICATIONS AND MEDIA:

  • Innovation case study on role-playing games Play more, live better! Using games to help adults and children collaborate and solve innovation case study complex problems together. English
  • Manual Kwinda Nyama: A multiplayer hunting game for social learning and sustainable use English
  • Congo webstory (FAO) Can playing games in the Congo Basin improve wildlife conservation? English, French
  • Congo webstory (EU Congo) L’union fait la force pour garantir l’alimentation des populations rurales au Congo French

CAMERA TRAP DISTANCE SAMPLING VIDEOS

  • General video on CTDS Amazing wildlife caught on camera English
  • DRC: Okapi Wildlife Reserve - Camera traps reveal valuable data about wildlife: English, French
  • Congo: Découvrir la faune sauvage riche du Congo grâce aux pièges photographiques French, English
  • PNG: Camera trap footage of Dwarf Cassowaries in Papua New Guinea English

Happy World Wildlife Day!