Over the course of history, wildlife hunting used to be a part of human’s way of life, especially for forest dwellers. In the old time, hunting was not considered illegal or unethical. However, with the alarming rate of human-induced degradation and extinction of many plant and animal species these days, wildlife exploitation and consumption have posed serious threats to nature. Without fundamental changes of social attitudes and behaviors toward wildlife, survival of many species will be at risk.
To engage journalists in raising public awareness and societal changes on wildlife conservation, PanNature organized the training workshop “Wildlife Conservation from Cultural and Community Perspectives” at Hua Tat village, Van Ho commune, Van Ho district, Son La province, from 27-29 November 2021.
The training attracted the participation of 26 participants, including journalists, cultural and conservation experts, and local community representatives.
After two years of online-only meetings, the ICCA Consortium Southeast Asia Regional Assembly gathered in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in October. PanNature's Executive Director attended and contributed to the meeting.
On 1st November 2022, PanNature joint with more than 230 civil society organisations from 62 countries to send a statement to the world leaders attending the United Nation’s COP 27 climate summit in Egypt to urge that human rights and the environment must be protected in the scramble to extract minerals used in clean energy technologies.