Case studies
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

Kipepeo Butterfly Project

The Kipepeo Butterfly Project (KBP) was started in 1993 to provide an alternative and sustainable income for the communities living near Arabuko-Sokoke forest in Kenya.

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.

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.

Alam Sehat Lestari

Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI) is a local NGO working around the Gunung Palung National Park (GPNP) in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. The main focus of ASRI is to implement health and conservation-orientated community development programs in order to reduce illegal logging in GPNP.

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.