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Case studies
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.

Protecting Costa Rica's Coastal Habitats: Equipo Tora Carey

Equipo Tora Carey (ETC) is an NGO working in Costa Rica to mobilise and empower local communities to help reduce the destruction of coastal marine habitats and species.

Reintroducing scarlet macaws in Mexico

Scarlet macaw numbers have greatly reduced in Mexico due to habitat loss and poaching of eggs, chicks and live birds for the illegal pet trade.

Indigenous communities join forces to protect Charapa river turtles

In 2008, WCS Ecuador started collaborating with nine indigenous communities and the Ministry of the Environment to protect charapa river-turtle populations in Yasuní National Park.

Conserving jaguars through ecotourism

In 2013, the Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) supported Community Advance Association in partnership with the Traces Association into establish a community ecotourism project in Bolivia.

Bi-national Collaboration to Eradicate Wildlife Trafficking in Belize and Guatemala

This project was developed to eradicate the flow of scarlet macaws from Belize to Guatemala, through a partnership between governmental and civil society institutions in both countries.

Saving Sea Turtles

Sea turtles around the world are threatened with extinction. In Central America, sea turtle eggs are taken from beaches and sold on the black market and later eaten as a delicacy. Turtle egg poachers usually come from rural coastal communities.