Case studies
Crocodilian management in Lake Cuniã reserve

The project is based on the concept of conservation through sustainable use. Instead of spending large amounts of money on enforcement, the goal is to reduce illegal harvesting of crocodilians through legal and responsible management.

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

Project for the conservation and sustainable use of the yellow anaconda

Uncontrolled and unregulated trade in yellow anaconda skins led to declines in numbers of the species in Argentina. In 2001 a new regulatory and administrative framework was drawn up that focussed on an approach based on sustainable development.

Law enforcement and anti-smuggling conservation actions for endangered wildlife of the dry forest of 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.

Lower Zambezi Fisheries Management Project

The project was implemented by Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ) to increase the involvement of fishing communities in conservation activities, particularly to stop cross-border illegal wildlife trade.

Cambodian Crocodile Conservation Project

The Cambodian Crocodile Conservation Project (CCCP) is a key part of FFI’s long-term goal in Cambodia to integrate sustainable development with environmental conservation in ways that benefit both people and biodiversity.

Our Lake, Our Life: Community-based conservation for livelihood development in Lake Ossa

The project ‘Our Lake, Our Life’ was implemented in 2014 by Zoological Society London (ZSL) and other partners in Cameroon to address threats to the Lake Ossa wildlife reserve.

Fostering Rural Livelihood Security and Wildlife Conservation: experience from Gilli Gilli forest reserve, Nigeria

High poverty levels, disparate national policies and laws, and a lack of rights led to increased incidents of poaching in the Gilli Gilli forest reserve. Many species of fauna and flora have been affected, and there was high mistrust between local communities and enforcement staff.

The Chikolongo Livelihoods Project

People who live along the border of the Lilongwe National Park go into the park to poach fish and other animals, and to fetch water. As a result, people are often killed; sometimes by elephants but more often by crocodiles and hippos.

The Ploughshare Tortoise Protection Project, Madagascar

Endemic to Madagascar, the ploughshare tortoise is a victim of its exotic appearance. Its high domed golden shell is much sought after by collectors and rare-animal enthusiasts whose demands drive an illegal trade that has pushed the tortoise to the brink of extinction in the wild.