Livelihoods and Conservation: protecting species by supporting local communities in Cambodia

Farmers in the northern plains of Cambodia farmers eked out a meager existence growing rice, cutting trees from the forest and hunting wildlife, and were in direct competition with critically endangered species such as the Giant Ibis.

Community-Based Ecotourism as a tool to reduce poaching in Malaysia

When the Tidong community was given the opportunity to engage in ecotourism - which generated alternative incomes and livelihoods - the incidence of illegal hunting decreased.  However, when the funding bodies and associated professional managerial staff departed and the ecotourism venture was ha