Case studies
Vidiyal Vanapathukappu Sangam – Participatory Forest Management in India

In 2004, the Forest Department of Kerala had succeeded in the arrest of 23 wildlife poachers.

CATCRAFTS: Crafting a shared future for Andean cats and local communities

This project aims to adopt craftsmanship as a creative tool and a livelihood initiative, enabling the Andean Cat Alliance (Alianza Gato Andino – AGA) to support wildlife conservation – particularly of the Andean cat – through increased engagement of local people while simultaneously reinforcing t

Kaindu Conservation Project

In 2015, Kaindu Natural Resources Trust (KNRT) embarked on an initiative to run a community game ranch in partnership with Royal Kafue and with support from The Nature Conservancy (TNC).

Protecting the rainforest and its wildlife through sustainable livelihoods

In November 2017, Conservation International (CI) Suriname and an indigenous village called Alalapadu in southern Suriname signed a conservation agreement for the protection, conservation and sustainable use of the forest.

Sustainable wildlife management in Guyana

The sustainable wildlife management (SWM) Guyana programme seeks to ensure that the Rupununi region can continue to offer sustainable options for food security and livelihoods in accordance with traditional lifestyles, while maintaining healthy fish and terrestrial wildlif

Lower Zambezi Fisheries Management Project

The project was implemented by Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ) to increase the involvement of fishing communities in conservation activities, particularly to stop cross-border illegal wildlife trade.

Conserving jaguars through ecotourism

In 2013, the Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) supported Community Advance Association in partnership with the Traces Association into establish a community ecotourism project in Bolivia.

The Altai Project

The Altai Project (TAP) aims to link the protection of nature with sustainable livelihoods in the Greater Altai region. Between 2009 and 2015, TAP focussed its efforts on both snow leopard and raptor conservation and research.

Motivating local communities to protect wildlife via direct payments from ecotourism

Ecotourism as a strategy for achieving biodiversity conservation often results in limited conservation impact relative to its investment and revenue return, and projects are often criticised for not providing sufficient evidence on how the strategy has reduced threats or improved the status of th

Wildlife Protection in the Lower Zambezi

In 1994, concerned local safari operators and other stakeholders recognised the need for organised support to the national wildlife protection authority (now the Department of National Parks and Wildlife, DNPW) to combat the poaching that was decimating the wildlife populations in the Lower Zambe