Case studies
The KAWAKI Women's Group: Turtle Advocates

In 2016, with support from The Nature Conservancy, the KAWAKI Women’s Network was formed to encourage and enable women to take a leading role in the conservation of hawksbill turtles in the Arnavon Com

Community-based conservation program of three endangered Amazon River turtle species with Peruvian and Colombian indigenous communities

The program was born as a local initiative and since 2008 has been supporting Local Conservation Groups (LCGs) in indigenous communities of Colombia and Peru in the conservation of three Amazon River turtle species.

Community Conservation of Chapara River-turtles in Ecuador

In 2008, WCS Ecuador started collaborating with nine indigenous communities and the Ministry of the Environment to protect charapa river-turtle populations in Yasuní National Park.

Turtle Watch

Sea turtle poaching along the Kenya coast is a dire problem. It is estimated that the majority of sea turtles caught as by-catch are killed, as well as facing the threat of targeted poaching.

HUTAN - Kinabatangan Orang-utan Conservation Programme

In 1998, HUTAN, a French NGO, partnered with the Sabah Wildlife Department in Malaysian Borneo to establish the Kinabatangan Orang-utan Conservation Programme.

Conserving Marine Turtles in the Eastern Pacific of Nicaragua

Nicaragua is home to globally important populations of threatened marine turtles and two of just nine mass nesting arribada beaches worldwide are found here. Poaching of eggs and killing of hawksbills for their shells has been a serious threat to these species in Nicaragua.