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Case studies
Project for the conservation and sustainable use of the yellow anaconda

Uncontrolled and unregulated trade in yellow anaconda skins led to declines in numbers of the species in Argentina. In 2001 a new regulatory and administrative framework was drawn up that focussed on an approach based on sustainable development.

Birds and Binoculars in a Biosphere, Mexico

Since 2013, Incidencia y Gobernanza Ambiental (IGOBA) has been working in Sierra del Abra Tanchipa Biosphere Reserve to design a Community Bird Monitoring Programme (CBMP) intended to generate mechanisms to involve neighbouring communities in the conservation activi

POKOK - using anthropology to mitigate orangutan killing and human-orangutan conflict in Borneo

POKOK is an anthropology-conservation initiative (running from 2017-21) based at Brunel University London and supported by the Arcus Foundation.

Protecting Colombia’s extraordinary orchid biodiversity

Colombia has the highest number of endemic orchids in the world, with approximately 4,300 species representing about 15% of the total existing globally.

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.

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

Mapping of poaching communities, understanding customs and providing livelihood to buy conservation support

The project was implemented by WWF India to work specifically with people from the Mogiya caste, who are involved in hunting and collection of ethnobotanical plants from forest areas.

Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust

Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT) was established in 2000 by the Maasai of Kuku Group Ranch as a grassroots conservation trust.

Law enforcement for lizards in Guatemala

The Guatemalan beaded lizard was feared extinct as a result of the illegal pet trade, until 2002 when a local Guatemalan NGO called Zootropic began a wide-ranging conservation project to help the country’s lizard populations.

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.