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Case studies
Monks Community Forest

The Monks Community Forest (MCF) is an 18,261 ha stretch of evergreen forest in northwest Cambodia. MCF was created in response to deforestation from economic concessions, illegal logging, and land encroachment.

The Hawaii Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project

Widespread community engagement in a scheme based on the sustainable harvesting of sea turtle eggs in Guatemala has contributed to a conservation success story in spite of a lack of government resources and weak legislation.

The Greater Kilimanjaro Landscape

The Greater Kilimanjaro area – a 25,623 km2 transboundary landscape that spans the Kenya–Tanzania border – is a critical region for elephant, lion and other species.

Olderkesi Wildlife Conservancy

Elephants, big cats and Maasai giraffe are among the species to benefit from the Olderkesi community conservancy initiative. The conservancy scheme is based on giving the local community financial incentive - lease payments - to ensure wildlife protection within the conservancy area, by preventin

Northern Rangelands Trust

Historically, local communities have had little say in how conservation areas in Kenya are managed, and seen little tangible benefit from wildlife protection.

Vicuña management in the Andes

Vicuna conservation in the Andes is an international success story of collaboration in conservation. Fifty years ago, over-exploitation coupled with a lack of management threatened the animal with extinction. The global population was down to 10,000 individuals.

Village elders take on illegal logging in Cambodia

At the edge of the Chom Penh forest, part of the 242,500-hectare Beng Per Wildlife Sanctuary on the northern plains of Cambodia, a group of mostly tribal elders - from the Koi indigenous minority - have tasked themselves with de

The Ruvuma Elephant Project

Since 2011, PAMS Foundation has supported over 200 Village Game Scouts and rangers to undertake regular patrols. Together they have arrested many poachers and seized ivory, illegal timber, weapons, snares, poison and other poaching related tools.

The Ploughshare Tortoise Protection Project, Madagascar

Endemic to Madagascar, the ploughshare tortoise is a victim of its exotic appearance. Its high domed golden shell is much sought after by collectors and rare-animal enthusiasts whose demands drive an illegal trade that has pushed the tortoise to the brink of extinction in the wild.

Community-based Pangolin Conservation, Nepal

The need to raise public awareness about the threatened status of the Chinese pangolin and the laws that exist to protect the animal in Nepal has put community-engagement at the heart of a conservation programme in the east of the country.