Community-Based Ecotourism as a tool to reduce poaching in Malaysia
When the Tidong community was given the opportunity to engage in ecotourism - which generated alternative incomes and livelihoods - the incidence of illegal hunting decreased. However, when the funding bodies and associated professional managerial staff departed and the ecotourism venture was ha
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
Protecting pangolins from poaching in the Congo
Around the periphery of South Salonga Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a small, local NGO - Synergie Rurale Action Paysanne - and people from local communities have devised and implemented strategies to protect pangolins (and elephants) from poachers and IWT.