Case studies
Increasing Capacity for Anti-Poaching and Enhancing Human-Elephant Coexistence

This is a three year project which aims to strengthen the capacity of wildlife authorities in Rungwa-Kizigo-Muhesi Game Reserves (RKM GRs) to combat wildlife poaching through support of aerial surveillance, ground patrol

Kaindu Conservation Project

In 2015, Kaindu Natural Resources Trust (KNRT) embarked on an initiative to run a community game ranch in partnership with Royal Kafue and with support from The Nature Conservancy (TNC).

Ban Ko Katha Bolchha Sarangi: Conservation through music in Nepal

Across 2016-17, Kumar Paudel, co-founder of Greenhood Nepal, spent time interviewing individuals in Nepal who were in prison for IWT offences.

Lower Zambezi Fisheries Management Project

The project was implemented by Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ) to increase the involvement of fishing communities in conservation activities, particularly to stop cross-border illegal wildlife trade.

Poachers to Rangers in the Masjed Mountain

A group of locally employed rangers patrol the Masjed protected area in central Iran to reduce poaching. These rangers are unarmed and used to be poachers themselves. Their presence has led to increases in a number of species including wild goats and sheep.

Livelihoods and Conservation: Protecting species by supporting local communities in Cambodia

Farmers in the northern plains of Cambodia farmers eked out a meager existence growing rice, cutting trees from the forest and hunting wildlife, and were in direct competition with critically endangered species such as the Giant Ibis.

Catching Hope

The Catching Hope Re-purposed Poaching Snare Program (Catching Hope) turns illegal hunting snares collected by rangers in the Annamite Mountains of Vietnam and Laos into crafts by volunteers at Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, Wisconsin.

Community-Based Wildlife Conservation in Tajikistan

In the past, unregulated hunting and poaching of Tajikistan's wildlife not only threatened species such as the argali, Tajik markhor, urial sheep, Asiatic ibex, and snow leopard, it also compromised local peoples ability to draw sustenance from the land.

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.

Resources

General resources

Conservation enforcement: Insights from people incarcerated for wildlife crimes in Nepal