In 2016, Lulingu was saved by the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education Center (GRACE), the world's only sanctuary for Grauer’s gorillas, a Critically Endangered ape that only lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Conservation and development alliances with the Kayapó of south-eastern Amazonia, a tropical forest indigenous people
In 1992, the non-governmental organisation Conservation International do Brasil (CI-Brasil) began a conservation and development project with the Kayapó community of A’Ukre with the objective of providing economic alternatives to logging so to protect a population of mahogany trees.
Collaborating to Conserve Large Mammals in Southeast Asia
This paper explores how local people, who are often part of the problem of wildlife decline in Southeast Asia, can also be part of the solution. The authors offer practical methodologies to initiate and develop collaborative wildlife conservation at the local level, illustrating these ideas with
Policy Lessons from the Evolution of a Community-based Approach to Wildlife Management, Kunene Region, Namibia
A community-based natural resource management project in the arid Kunene Region of Namibia has evolved over time from a focus on halting poaching to ensuring community benefit from wildlife and ultimately to communities as proprietors of the wildlife resource.
‘Are You Serious to Ask Me about Who Owns Wildlife?’ Politics of Autonomy over Wildlife Resources in the Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe
This article describes how a participatory action research project, the Zambezi Valley Advocacy Project, assisted the process of improving the autonomy of communities over wildlife management issues in the Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe.
Rewards and Risks Associated with Community Engagement in Anti-Poaching and Anti-Trafficking.
This Biodiversity Research Paper explores the roles communities do and should play in countering wildlife crime, motivations, and benefits for individuals and communities to engage in anti-poaching and anti-trafficking efforts, and risks and mitigation of risks associated with involvement.
Developing and deploying ICT systems for non-literate users
In response to increases in commercial poaching, a group of non-literate indigenous Mbendjele hunter-gatherers living in the rainforests of northern Congo-Brazzaville approached members of the ExCiteS Research Group, University College London, to develop an application to allow them to communicat
Successful rhino conservation continues in West Bengal, India
The authors look at the success in two protected areas in India, the Gorumara National Park and Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary. Since 1990 the rhino populations have continued to rise, with 43 and 150 rhinos respectively, and poaching of the greater one-horned rhino extremely low.