What does CBNRM stand for?

CBNRM stands for Community-based natural resource management, and the concept is simple: local people benefit from the use of wildlife and tourism resources in their area by forming a community-based organisation which manages those resources.

The Namibian Government provides the legal framework which makes this possible by empowering legislation that gives communities legal rights over resource use. The National CBNRM Programme in Namibia is a government programme under the Ministry of Environment & Tourism (MET), run in partnership with a number of stakeholders united under the Namibian Association of CBNRM Support Organisations (Nacso).

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