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Case studies
Motivating local communities to protect wildlife via direct payments from ecotourism

Ecotourism as a strategy for achieving biodiversity conservation often results in limited conservation impact relative to its investment and revenue return, and projects are often criticised for not providing sufficient evidence on how the strategy has reduced threats or improved the status of th

The Tri-National Dja-Odzala-Minkébé (TRIDOM) transborder forest

WWF have worked in the Tri-National Dja-Odzala-Minkébé (TRIDOM) transborder forest since 1993. The forest spans three countries and is an important biodiversity hotspot for large mammals.

Alliance for the Conservation of Great Apes in Central Africa

In 2016 a network called the Alliance for the Conservation of Great Apes in Central Africa (A-GSAC) was created by six NGOs to improve the conservation of great apes in the region.

Wildlife Protection in the Lower Zambezi

In 1994, concerned local safari operators and other stakeholders recognised the need for organised support to the national wildlife protection authority (now the Department of National Parks and Wildlife, DNPW) to combat the poaching that was decimating the wildlife populations in the Lower Zambe

Cross River Gorilla Landscape Project

The Cross River Gorilla Landscape Project was initiated by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to help conserve the cross river gorilla, which is the most threatened ape in Africa with just 300 individuals remaining.

Fighting against poaching in Manda National Park

Increasing international demand for wildlife parts created pressure on the Manda National Park (MNP) in Chad and resulted in a decline of many species.

The Prey Lang Community Network

The Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) is a self-organised group of local community members who monitor the forests in the Central Plains of Cambodia.

Akashinga – “The Brave Ones”

Akashinga, which means ‘Brave Ones’, is an all-female community-driven ranger program, developed by the International Anti-Poaching Foundation in the Lower Zambezi, Zimbabwe.

Kilitome Conservancy

The Kilitome Conservancy was established in 2008 by the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and Tawi Lodge and is situated on the eastern boundary of Amboseli National Park in south eastern Kenya. This area is a prime tourism destination due to its high abundance of wildlife.

Guarding Guaras

Guara, or scarlet macaw, populations have fallen drastically across Central America as poachers steal the chicks to sell on to wealthy foreigners overseas.