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.
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.