Case studies
Saving Grey Crowned Cranes in Rwanda

The Rwanda Wildlife Conservation Association (RWCA) uses a holistic approach to address key conservation issues affecting Rwanda’s wildlife. Their particular focus is the grey-crowned crane, an endangered bird species poached most commonly for the illegal pet trade.

Military Macaw conservation programme in Bahia de Banderas, Jalisco

The Military Macaw (Ara militaris) is protected by national and international regulations such as Mexico’s NOM ECOL 059, the IUCN, the Endangered Species Act and the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES).

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

Yellow-naped parrot protection programme

Recognising the emerging and growing threats to the population of yellow-naped parrots, a Nicaraguan ornithological group, BIOMETEPE, partnered with Fauna and Flora International (FFI) and One Earth Conservation to implement a protection programme on Ometepe island.

Birds and Binoculars in a Biosphere, Mexico

Since 2013, Incidencia y Gobernanza Ambiental (IGOBA) has been working in Sierra del Abra Tanchipa Biosphere Reserve to design a Community Bird Monitoring Programme (CBMP) intended to generate mechanisms to involve neighbouring communities in the conservation activi

Protecting Costa Rica's Coastal Habitats: Equipo Tora Carey

Equipo Tora Carey (ETC) is an NGO working in Costa Rica to mobilise and empower local communities to help reduce the destruction of coastal marine habitats and species.

Bi-national Collaboration to Eradicate Wildlife Trafficking in Belize and Guatemala

This project was developed to eradicate the flow of scarlet macaws from Belize to Guatemala, through a partnership between governmental and civil society institutions in both countries.

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.

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.

Guarding Guaras

Guara, or scarlet macaw, populations have fallen drastically across Central America as poachers steal the chicks to sell on to wealthy foreigners overseas.