Case studies
Unlocking Prosperous Livelihoods for Tomorrow (UPLIFT)

UPLIFT is a community outreach program led by the Grumeti Fund.

Vidiyal Vanapathukappu Sangam – Participatory Forest Management in India

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

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.

Protecting Colombia’s extraordinary orchid biodiversity

Colombia has the highest number of endemic orchids in the world, with approximately 4,300 species representing about 15% of the total existing globally.

Law enforcement for lizards in Guatemala

The Guatemalan beaded lizard was feared extinct as a result of the illegal pet trade, until 2002 when a local Guatemalan NGO called Zootropic began a wide-ranging conservation project to help the country’s lizard populations.

Kipepeo Butterfly Project

The Kipepeo Butterfly Project (KBP) was started in 1993 to provide an alternative and sustainable income for the communities living near Arabuko-Sokoke forest in Kenya.

Singita Grumeti Fund

Working in partnership with Singita, the Fund’s mission is to contribute to the conservation of the Serengeti ecosystem, its natural landscape, and its wildlife.

Alam Sehat Lestari

Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI) is a local NGO working around the Gunung Palung National Park (GPNP) in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. The main focus of ASRI is to implement health and conservation-orientated community development programs in order to reduce illegal logging in GPNP.

Tackling Illegal Logging in Ulu Masen, Aceh

Following the tsunami in 2004, Ulu Masen’s forests in Aceh, Indonesia, came under extreme pressure to supply the large-scale reconstruction effort required in the province.

Preventing a prickly situation: Cactus Nurseries in Mexico

In response to the uncontrollable harvest of cacti, the Mexican federal agency in charge of conservation - CONANP - set up plant nurseries in the Barranca de Metztitlán Biosphere Reserve (RBBM) with the explicit purpose of conserving cacti through cultivation and sustainable tra