BREATHE Podcast Episode 4: Guardians of the land

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BREATHE fourth episode features guardians of the land, as we talk about the land. Land is precious, in Africa it speaks to the origin of the people, a connection to their past, and a testament to the potential that the future holds. It is also a source of many challenges and remains a key driver of conflict. With this in mind, various organizations are working towards getting solutions that will deal with the challenges faced by one of the continent’s most precious resources.

High population increase, expanding infrastructure, climate change, and other drivers have continued to put land in Africa under immense pressure. Land use planning is important to ascertain different uses and stakeholders of the land, regulate land use, and avoid conflict among other benefits. It ensures that land is put to use where maximum benefits can be realized.

Listen to learn how conservation experts with extensive programming in sub-Sahara Africa are using land use planning to ensure that African land resources are sustainably used, and this incredible inheritance is passed on to those who will come after us.

This Podcast Series has been made possible through the support of the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group, ABCG. ABCG is a coalition of seven international conservation NGOs with extensive field programming in sub-Saharan Africa. The African Wildlife Foundation, Conservation International, The Jane Goodall Institute, The Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Society, World Resources Institute, and World Wildlife Fund. Together with their African Partners, these organizations tackle complex conservation challenges by catalyzing and strengthening collaboration on the continent.

Listen to the past episodes of the podcast

Episode 1: The seed savers. Listen here

Episode 2: Dreams from our fathers. Listen here

Episode 3: ChangeMakers. Listen here

Listen to all episodes here

BREATHE is a podcast series looking to have illuminating discussions around conservation by highlighting the work of individuals and organizations across Africa who are changing the planet for the better one day at a time.