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.
The resurgence of poaching for rhino horn is a serious threat to the black rhino. Most rhino range countries are focussing on military-style enforcement strategies to counteract poaching. But not everywhere.
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