Conservation enforcement: Insights from people incarcerated for wildlife crimes in Nepal
There are long‐standing debates about the effectiveness and social impacts of enforcement‐based conservation, particularly as investments into enforcement increase in response to growing alarm about Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT).
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
The social economy of rhino poaching: Of economic freedom fighters, professional hunters and marginalized local people
Existing scholarship on rhino poaching proffers a simplistic concurrence of interlinked drivers, including the entry of transnational organised crime into wildlife crime, opportunity structures and the endemic poverty facing people living close to protected areas.
Africa’s Biggest Conservation Success Was Once a Poachers’ Paradise
Before African Parks took over management of Akagera park in Rwanda poachers had wiped out populations of lion and rhino, and significantly reduced hippo numbers. Now, animals have been reintroduced and over 37,000 visitors arrive each year.
Policy Lessons from the Evolution of a Community-based Approach to Wildlife Management, Kunene Region, Namibia
A community-based natural resource management project in the arid Kunene Region of Namibia has evolved over time from a focus on halting poaching to ensuring community benefit from wildlife and ultimately to communities as proprietors of the wildlife resource.
Successful rhino conservation continues in West Bengal, India
The authors look at the success in two protected areas in India, the Gorumara National Park and Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary. Since 1990 the rhino populations have continued to rise, with 43 and 150 rhinos respectively, and poaching of the greater one-horned rhino extremely low.
Namibia’s black rhino (Diceros bicornis bicornis) population which inhabits communal land in the Kunene Province (previously Kaokoland and Damaraland), was heavily poached in the 1970s and early 1980s.