CBNRMCommunity-Based Natural Resource Management (Network)
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Collective proprietorship in CBNRM is specifically relevant following the 'tragedy of the commons' concept (Hardin, 1968) which argued that individual decisions in a community are influenced by self-interests.
WINDHOEK, Namibia -- The French Development Agency (AFD), the Namibian Association of CBNRM Support Organisations (NACSO), and the UCT GSB Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship has conducted a workshop on innovative finance and its applicability for the Namibian conservation ecosystem, in particular in relation with the Community Based Natural Resource Management Programme.
Report from the International Workshop on Community-Based natural Resource Management (CBNRM).
It is sad to note that other countries in the region such as Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa that came much later than Zimbabwe in CBNRM initiatives have adopted more complete devolution pathways ahead of Zimbabwe, with such initiatives characterised by higher levels of socioeconomic and ecological sustainability for the communities involved.
Through the Community Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) Framework, community people are encouraged to participate in rural development activities that are employment generating and environmentally sustaining.
"Market Triumphalism and the CBNRM 'Crises' at the South African Section of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park," Geoforum 39, no.
Between 2002 and 2003, seven villages in the district decided to jointly establish a Community Based Natural Resource Management Area (CBNRM) covering roughly 3,200 square kilometres, of which 15 square kilometres are wetlands and salt licks, resources of crucial importance for livestock keeping that have been accessed by pastoralists from very early times and known by the name Emboley Murtangos.
More recently, led by members of the World Conservation Union (including donor states, NGOs and government agencies), inclusive new models of resource management aimed at resolving people-parks conflicts across southern Africa began involving local groups in community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) programs.
With the establishment of communal area conservancies in Caprivi Region and growing interest in Community-based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM), more and more resource managers have been employed in conservancies.
The Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) movement is one case of more decentralized, local participatory governance that is gaining political and institutionalized acceptance in Africa.
Proposed alternatives include community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) and transboundary natural resource management (TBNRM).