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Jamma International Champions Indigenous Peoples' Rights in Conservation

Jamma International is proud announce that a compelling article, "A Call to Champion Sustainable Use of Wildlife as an Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Issue," has been published in the Cultural Survival Magazine, authored by our team members Lesle Jansen and Joe Goergen. This insightful piece explores the resilient legacy of the San and Khoikhoi Peoples in Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa, highlighting their crucial role in advocating for wildlife conservation despite historical difficulties. As a nonprofit organisation, Jamma International supports Indigenous Peoples' rights, echoing the global call for inclusive and respectful conservation practices. The article delves into the successes of Namibia's conservancy program, covering 20% of the country's land and supporting over 230,000 rural people.

Jamma International actively engages in supporting a more equitable and sustainable approach to wildlife conservation. Engage with the full article on the Cultural Survivals Website to delve into the intersection of Indigenous practices and sustainable wildlife conservation.

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Nature is so central to our psychological and emotional health, that it’s almost impossible to realise good mental health for all without a greater connection to the natural world. Here at Jamma, we clearly see the link between the wellbeing of people and the wellbeing of our planet
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Lesle Jansen spoke at the 16th session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) in Geneva, advocating for the indigenous people’s fundamental rights to practice their traditional occupations and pursue sustainable use of their resources.

Lesle represents Jamma at the United Nations of Geneva

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