Community Markets for Conservation (COMACO) is a business that incentivises conservation and has created a market where conservation can be profitable. COMACO was designed to reward people for conserving natural resources instead of punishing them for poaching.
Community buy-in stamps out elephant poaching in Zambian park
The North Luangwa Conservation Programme, a partnership between the Frankfurt Zoological Society and the country’s Department of Parks and Wildlife, has been around since the late 1980s and has focused its efforts on community involvement in stopping poachers from going after elephants, rhinos an
Africa’s Biggest Conservation Success Was Once a Poachers’ Paradise
Before African Parks took over management of Akagera park in Rwanda poachers had wiped out populations of lion and rhino, and significantly reduced hippo numbers. Now, animals have been reintroduced and over 37,000 visitors arrive each year.
Policy Lessons from the Evolution of a Community-based Approach to Wildlife Management, Kunene Region, Namibia
A community-based natural resource management project in the arid Kunene Region of Namibia has evolved over time from a focus on halting poaching to ensuring community benefit from wildlife and ultimately to communities as proprietors of the wildlife resource.