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Community conservation

We have 22 items tagged with ‘Community conservation’.
  • Three elephants in the savanna

    Conserving wildlife: how insurance can help

    A short five-minute video filmed in Kenya and Sri Lanka makes the case for a new form of private insurance – a product that will cover the risks and consequences of human-wildlife conflict for households and in doing so, reduce the likelihood of animal deaths

    7 July 2022 | News | Biodiversity
  • Houses on stilts at the side of water, with trees behind

    30x30 – a brave new dawn or a failure to protect people and nature?

    The post-2020 global biodiversity framework (GBF) negotiations, concluding early next year, include a plan to nearly double protected areas to 30% of the planet by 2030. Joe Eisen and Blaise Mudodosi discuss whether the 30x30 target offers a false solution to the biodiversity crisis

    21 October 2021 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Sprouts of chilli plants

    Turning up the heat – how chilli growing is conserving Uganda’s wildlife

    Juliet Aneno explains how chilli-growing enterprises in Uganda are helping households generate non-poaching related income – supporting efforts to mitigate human-wildlife conflict around Murchison Falls National Park

    15 June 2021 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Four men pose with their backpacks on the floor

    Can community rangers help tackle illegal wildlife trade?

    Around the world, Indigenous Peoples and local communities are tackling wildlife crime including through working for, or establishing their own, community ranger or patrol programmes. But how effective are community-based rangers at reducing illegal wildlife trade?

    12 April 2021 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Two elephants.

    Online learning series helps practitioners engage communities in tackling illegal wildlife trade

    Ever wanted to know how to engage communities in tackling illegal wildlife trade? IIED and partners are delivering seven online sessions to provide information on the application of the ‘Local Communities: First Line of Defence against Illegal Wildlife Trade’ initiative

    12 October 2020 | News | Biodiversity
  • A group of men and women gathered under some trees

    Impacts of trophy hunting – lessons from the hunting ban in Botswana

    Trophy hunting has played a role in conservation in Africa for decades but calls to ban it are growing. What this would mean for wildlife, ecosystems and local communities is unclear. To ensure such decisions do not have unintended consequences, we need better understanding of what the impacts might be

    10 December 2019 | Project | Biodiversity
  • 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 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
  • Illustration showing a Java rhino

    Harnessing carbon finance to arrest deforestation: saving the Javan rhinoceros

    IIED supported local institutions to set up a properly functioning and equitable forest carbon facility to compensate local villagers for arresting degradation and deforestation in and around Cat Tien National Park. This protection of forests helps conserve large mammals, particularly the critically endangered Javan rhinoceros

    22 June 2011 | Project | Biodiversity
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