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.

Equipo Tora Carey

Equipo Tora Carey (ETC) is an NGO working in Costa Rica to mobilise and empower local communities to help reduce the destruction of coastal marine habitats and 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.

Our Lake, Our Life: Community-based conservation for livelihood development in Lake Ossa

The project ‘Our Lake, Our Life’ was implemented in 2014 by Zoological Society London (ZSL) and other partners in Cameroon to address threats to the Lake Ossa wildlife reserve.

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.