Case studies
Community Markets for Conservation

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.

North Luangwa Conservation Programme

In 1986, in partnership with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife, the Frankfurt Zoological Society initiated a programme in one of Zambia’s unique wilderness areas.

Combatting Wildlife Crime in the Malawi-Zambia Landscape

This initiative supports the Governments of Malawi and Zambia in reducing IWT and poaching and improving transboundary wildlife management in the Malawi-Zambia landscape. 

Makuleke ecotourism project

A partnership between the Makuleke community, Wilderness Safaris and South Africa National (SAN) Parks led to the development of Pafuri Camp, a community-led ecotourism initiative in the northern part of Kruger National Park.

TenBoma

tenBoma is a wildlife security initiative that safeguards the iconic African elephant and thousands of other species living in the landscapes they call home.

The Conservancy Rhino Ranger Incentive Program

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.

Resources

General resources

Community buy-in stamps out elephant poaching in Zambian park
Policy Lessons from the Evolution of a Community-based Approach to Wildlife Management, Kunene Region, Namibia
First line of defence? A review of evidence on the effectiveness of engaging communities to tackle illegal wildlife trade