Case studies
The Tuke Rainforest Conservancy

WildArk is working to protect the Tuke Rainforest Conservancy (TCR) in Papua New Guinea from illegal logging by supporting the Tuke Community to sustainably maintain their traditional lifestyle.

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.

Using social forestry to stop illegal logging and benefit local communities

A local organisation based in Riau province, Indonesia, called Yayasan Hutanriau (Riau Forest Foundation) helped communities in the Bukit Betabuh Forest Reserve respond to the illegal expansion of palm oil plantations and ille

The Prey Lang Community Network

The Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) is a self-organised group of local community members who monitor the forests in the Central Plains of Cambodia.

Forest Forces: Technology and Community-based Forest Crime Prevention in the Brazilian Amazon

Brazil experiences the greatest rate of deforestation: about one football pitch of rainforest per minute.

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.

Monks Community Forest

The Monks Community Forest (MCF) is an 18,261 ha stretch of evergreen forest in northwest Cambodia. MCF was created in response to deforestation from economic concessions, illegal logging, and land encroachment.

Village elders take on illegal logging in Cambodia

At the edge of the Chom Penh forest, part of the 242,500-hectare Beng Per Wildlife Sanctuary on the northern plains of Cambodia, a group of mostly tribal elders - from the Koi indigenous minority - have tasked themselves with defending the forests that provide them with food and income. 

Indigenous people engage in the fight against wildlife crime in Cambodia's last, large intact forests

The Veun Sai-Siem Pang Conservation Area (VSSPCA) is located in North East Cambodia and is the largest remaining area of intact forest in Asia. This extremely biodiverse forest is under threat from poaching and illegal logging.