Africa Resources Trust
A member of the CAMPFIRE Collaborative Group, ART monitors
international treaties and conventions and disseminates information
to stakeholders. This page has an extensive and informative
library and newsroom.
Directorate of Environmental Affairs (Ministry of Environment
and Tourism), Namibia
The DEA was created to assist in co-ordination of environmental
activities in Namibia, and play an important role in promoting
CBNRM. Their website contains all the basic information about
how CBNRM works in Namibia, plus publications.
"Frame" at USAID
The FRAME web exists primarily to serve implementors of USAID-supported
environmental initiatives in Africa. It has been designed
and established under Strategic Objective 5 of the Office
of Sustainable Development of the Africa Bureau at USAID.
It exists as a place to share information, discuss key issues,
resolve problems and find colleagues.
The International Institute for Environment and Development
supports research and information exchange on CBNRM strategies.
Their website has a resource centre, two searchable databases
on "Participatory Learning and Action" and "Community
Widlife Management," and downloadable documents.
The World Conservation Union - Botswana Office is involved
in drafting environmental policies, strategies and legislation;
formulating management plans; identifying the environmental
interests and needs of the business sector; as well as providing
support and capacity buidling to NGOs and CBOs in the country.
The World Conservation Union - Regional Office for Southern
Africa is based in Harare, Zimbabwe and is the co-ordinating
organisation of the SADC (Southern Africa Development Community)
regional Natural Resource Management Project.
An informative website on CBNRM in the Khwai Community is
available to give an overview of the tourism potential of
Luangwa Integrated Resource and Development Project was one
of the first CBNRM initiatives in Zambia. Contains a detailed
description of the economic and social facets of the project.
NACOBTA in Namibia
Namibia Community Based Tourism Association.
NGOs in Botswana
NGOs in Botswana who are involved in CBNRM and other environment
issues have established a website.
Research and Development
Veld Products Research & Development (VPR&D), is a
Botswana-based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), established
in 1981 to research and develop a wide range of veld products
and to investigate suitable management systems for natural
resources in order to ensure sustainable utilisation.
WWF coordinates a regional CBNRM project and has established
a Regional CBNRM Forum.