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Community conservation

We have 16 items tagged with ‘Community conservation’.
  • A parrot looking out of a cardboard box in a shopping bag

    IIED calls for more attention on effective community engagement in tackling illegal wildlife trade

    IIED will argue more attention is needed to monitor action against commitments that have been made to tackle illegal wildlife trade at a major international meeting on protecting wildlife this week

    15 August 2019 | News | Biodiversity
  • A volunteer health and conservation trainer gives a group talk to her community (Photo: Conservation Through Public Health)

    Can improving health reduce threats to nature conservation?

    IIED supported a project in Uganda that sought to understand the links between supporting community health and conserving Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and its mountain gorillas

    2 April 2019 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Four elephants roam the plain on the Maasai Mara, Kenya

    Covering elephant tracks: can insurance compensate farmers for wildlife damage?

    A new IIED-led project in Kenya and Sri Lanka is exploring whether insurance schemes can compensate women and men small-scale farmers for crop and property damage caused by human-wildlife conflict, primarily from elephants

    27 March 2019 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Members of Namibia's Marinefluss Conservancy hope their remote community will benefit from joint ventures with tourist enterprises (Photo: Steve Felton, WWF via USAID, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Women, wildlife and the workings of the CBD

    Dilys Roe explains why international efforts to manage the world’s wildlife sustainably need input from the ground

    20 November 2018 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Brisetha Hendricks talking to conservancy members. As well as rhino, the Uibasen Twyfelfontein Conservancy has elephants, leopards, mountain zebras, kudu, gemsbok, ostrich, springbok, steenbok, duiker and klipspringer (Photo: Brisetha Hendricks)

    Q&A: Community-based natural resource management is the future

    Brisetha Hendricks is treasurer of a small Namibian community conservancy and also chairs the Southern Kunene Conservancies Association. In this interview she discusses her work for communal conservancies and the challenges of being a young woman undertaking a senior role in Namibia's conservancy movement

    15 November 2018 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Local villagers receive wildlife training in the Mbarang'andu Wildlife Management Area in Tanzania, which incorporates seven villages. (Photo: WWF/USAID Biodiversity & Forestry, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Communities, livelihoods and sustainable wildlife management

    Conservation in Africa is failing. Despite a growth in formal protected areas, wildlife populations are declining. Illegal wildlife trade is a contributing factor but masks wider issues of land conversion, corruption and regressive policies that fail to make wildlife an economically viable land use option for local people

    14 November 2018 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Publication cover

    IIED publishes updated guide to social assessment for protected areas

    The new, expanded second edition incorporates practical learning from sites in five countries and strengthens focus on governance and equity

    14 November 2018 | News | Biodiversity
  • Community scouts on patrol in the Greater Kilimajaro Landscape (Photo: African Wildlife Foundation)

    Beyond enforcement

    Since mid-2014, IIED has co-organised a series of events to highlight the importance of local communities in efforts to tackle illegal wildlife trade, and the impact of heavy-handed approaches to law enforcement on these communities and on their incentives to engage in conservation

    11 November 2018 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Members of the Olderkesi Conservancy in Kenya scoring strategies for engaging communities in tackling IWT for effectiveness (Photo: Micah Conway)

    First Line of Defence (FLoD)

    The First Line of Defence (FLoD) initiative uses a theory of change approach to explore the design logic of programmes intended to engage communities in tackling illegal wildlife trade (IWT). It compares and contrasts the logic and assumptions of the designers and implementers of such initiatives with that of the communities at which they are targeted, with a view to improving project design and therefore effectiveness in tackling IWT.

    9 November 2018 | Project | Biodiversity
  • An elephant feeds on Acacia trees in Kenya's Ol Kinyei Conservancy. The privately managed conservancy offers employment and training to local communities (Photo: Stuart Price/Make it Kenya Photo, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Turn up the volume: community voices on illegal wildlife trade

    Communities living alongside wildlife are the most powerful force for tackling the illegal wildlife trade crisis; it’s time for governments to listen and act

    31 October 2018 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • A man peers through the lens of a camera, while receiving advice from his colleague, another ranger

    Learning and action for community engagement against wildlife crime

    To successfully tackle poaching and the illegal wildlife trade, we need to move beyond law enforcement and develop best practice in involving communities in managing wildlife resources and taking action against wildlife crime

    30 October 2018 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Lions on the move in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. While populations of lions have increased by 12% in four countries, including Botswana, studies show a 43% overall decline from 1993-2014 (Photo: Barrett, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    To save Africa's wildlife, conservation needs a radical shake-up

    To mark World Wildlife Day on 3 March, Dilys Roe and James Mayers highlight that, despite over 100 years of international investment in conservation in Africa, wildlife is in serious trouble. Clearly, conservation needs a rethink

    3 March 2018 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • A trainee with the Rhino Ranger Incentive Programme learns how to monitor the rhino population. The case study is already on IIED's new conservation database. (Photo: Copyright the Minnesota Zoo and Save the Rhino Trust)

    Submissions sought for new online wildlife crime resource

    Engaging communities in tackling wildlife crime – IIED is inviting submissions of case studies following the launch of a new online database

    1 September 2016 | News | Biodiversity
  • A stray ape rescued by Limbe Wildlife Centre in South West Cameroon (Photo: Stanley Dinsi)

    TV documentary highlights conservation and poverty links in Cameroon

    Making a TV documentary about great ape conservation allowed the PCLG project in Cameroon to focus attention on the impacts on local communities

    13 April 2016 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Elephants in front of Mount Kilimanjaro. The blurring of fact and fiction, such as claims trophy hunting is driving declines of endangered species such as elephants, is fuelling a debate that could do more harm than good for conservation and for poor people (Photo: Amoghavarsha, via Google licence)

    Trophy hunting under fire

    Cecil the Lion's legacy now extends to princes and politicians, but shouldn't the poor also have a say

    11 April 2016 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Kenya: Community-based marine area holds some important lessons for policy makers

    On a white sandy beach in a small fishing village called Kuruwitu in eastern Kenya a ground-breaking project that aimed to protect marine biodiversity and improve livelihoods was launched in 2005. Six years on what obstacles has it encountered and what lessons can be learned?

    14 November 2011 | Blog | Land acquisitions and rights
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