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Case studies
Fostering Rural Livelihood Security and Wildlife Conservation: experience from Gilli Gilli forest reserve, Nigeria

High poverty levels, disparate national policies and laws, and a lack of rights led to increased incidents of poaching in the Gilli Gilli forest reserve. Many species of fauna and flora have been affected, and there was high mistrust between local communities and enforcement staff.

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.

Crafting for Conservation

The Iganyana Arts Centre was established in 2003 by Painted Dog Conservation. At the centre, local artists turn wire snares collected by anti-poaching units into sculptures.

Alam Sehat Lestari

Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI) is a local NGO working around the Gunung Palung National Park (GPNP) in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. The main focus of ASRI is to implement health and conservation-orientated community development programs in order to reduce illegal logging in GPNP.

Community Markets for Conservation

Community Markets for Conservation (COMACO) is a business that incentivises conservation and has created a market where conservation can be profitable. COMACO was designed to reward people for conserving natural resources instead of punishing them for poaching.

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.

North Luangwa Conservation Programme

In 1986, in partnership with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife, the Frankfurt Zoological Society initiated a programme in one of Zambia’s unique wilderness areas.

Forest Forces: Technology and Community-based Forest Crime Prevention in the Brazilian Amazon

Brazil experiences the greatest rate of deforestation: about one football pitch of rainforest per minute.

The Arapaima Management Plan

In the Rupununi wetlands of central Guyana, illegal fishing of arapaima (Arapaima gigas) led to a dramatic reduction in its numbers.

Successful reduction in rhino poaching in Nepal

Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the world and with generally weak governance, has been able to implement a successful rhino conservation programme with the help of local communities.