Rights-based conservation integrates human rights norms, standards and principles into conservation policy, design, planning, implementation and outcomes evaluation to ensure that conservation practice respects and promote human rights in all cases and supports further fulfillment where possible. Given the direct and indirect dependencies between people and nature, the central role of people in the organizational strategy and the role that African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has as a duty bearer to rights holders affected by our work, AWF has developed a policy, which is a formal statement of AWF’s commitment to respect, protect and promote Human Rights at all times irrespective of ethnic group, gender, race, sexual orientation, age, or class by adopting a rights-based conservation approac

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