Fostering Rural Livelihood Security and Wildlife Conservation: experience from Gilli Gilli forest reserve, Nigeria

High poverty levels, disparate national policies and laws, and a lack of rights led to increased incidents of poaching in the Gilli Gilli forest reserve. Many species of fauna and flora have been affected, and there was high mistrust between local communities and enforcement staff.

Catching Hope

The Catching Hope Re-purposed Poaching Snare Program (Catching Hope) turns illegal hunting snares collected by rangers in the Annamite Mountains of Vietnam and Laos into crafts by volunteers at Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, Wisconsin.

Education and opportunities: Motivating local communities to protect wildlife in Ethiopia

In 2017, in collaboration with Gambella National Regional Park Office and Gambella Regional Culture and Tourism Bureau, the Gambella Children and Community Development Organisation (GCCDO) entered into an agreement with the Horn of Africa, Regional Environment Center (HoA-REC) on a pr

Matumizi Bora ya Malihai Idodi na Pawaga (MBOMIPA) Wildlife Management Area

Matumizi Bora ya Malihal Idodi na Pawage (MBOMIPA), Swahili for “Sustainable Use of Wildlife Resources in Idodi and Pawaga,” is an association of 21 villages in the Pawaga and Idodi Divisions of Iringa District in central Tanzania.

Il Ngwesi Group Ranch

A Maasai group in Laikipia, Kenya, established a community-conservation area that balances the needs of local pastoralists with wildlife and operates an eco-lodge.

Makuleke ecotourism project

A partnership between the Makuleke community, Wilderness Safaris and South Africa National (SAN) Parks led to the development of Pafuri Camp, a community-led ecotourism initiative in the northern part of Kruger National Park.