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  • A mountain gorilla

    Bwindi: bees, baskets and brilliant guided walks

    Tracking rare mountain gorillas is on the bucket list of many a traveller – both at the luxury end of the market and for backpackers. But what about the people who live in the same places as gorillas? Dilys Roe reports on a project helping local people to develop new businesses that benefit from tourism

    27 June 2019 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • A family in Tarialan, Uvs Province, Mongolia, uses a solar panel to generate power for their ger, a traditional Mongolian tent (Photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Why social inclusion matters for green growth

    From wetland protection in South Africa to scrapping fossil fuel subsidies in Indonesia, the best climate policies are pro-poor

    11 August 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • Hippos are poached at Queen Elizabeth National Park for food, to generate income, and for cultural purposes such as to improve fertility (Photo: Tiziana Zoccheddu)

    Wildlife crime and poverty: what are the links?

    Is poverty a driver of wildlife crime? What impacts does wildlife crime have on poor people? And what impacts do responses to wildlife crime have on poor people? A new report looks for answers

    13 May 2015 | Blog | Natural resource management
  • The chairman of the Mpungu Authorised Resource User Group, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, who was involved in the development of the 'Multiple Use' programme (Photo: Mariel Harrison)

    Built on collaboration: how conservation research can benefit local people

    A collaborative research project into effective conservation in Uganda showed that building relationships with the authorities can be crucial, resulting in immediate action to tackle a problem, benefiting some of the poorest in the community

    27 March 2015 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Which is the best approach when working for sustainable energy for all? (Photo: Bernard Polet, via Flickr)

    How can we finance sustainable energy for all?

    Leading politicians and thinkers are being urged to make sustainable energy available to all. Achieving this goal requires research in how people and communities use energy and how sustainable energy can be financed

    15 December 2014 | Blog | Energy
  • Low-cost solar lanterns enable a boy to study at home in the small village of Shidhulai in the Natore District of northwestern Bangladesh (Photo: G.M.B. Akash/PANOS)

    Universal energy access: combining public and private sector efforts

    Donors, governments and businesses need to collaborate more strategically to finance pro-poor energy access. This is a key message from a new IIED discussion paper Sharing the Load

    30 September 2014 | Blog | Economics
  • IIED director Camilla Toulmin discussed policies that foster equality on a SciDev.Net podcast (Photo: IIED)

    IIED director Camilla Toulmin on policies for equality

    Camilla Toulmin, director of IIED, discussed policies that foster equality and the need to tackle those which keep poor people poor when she was interviewed for a podcast produced by SciDev.Net

    5 September 2014 | Article | Communication
  • A family guards their crops from wild animals on the boundary of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Photo: Mariel Harrison)

    Conservation works better with social justice

    Poverty threatens wildlife conservation despite widespread efforts to integrate conservation and development so that local communities benefit. So what's going wrong? Our research suggests it's social justice that's missing.

    20 August 2014 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Captain Benjamin Kalimutima Lulimba finds the skull of an elephant recently killed by poachers who ripped out its tusks. Province Orientale, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Photo: Matchbox Media Collective)

    How best to deal with wildlife crime while protecting the poor?

    A new project will explore the different reasons people commit wildlife crimes and suggest ways governments can respond without harming the poorest communities

    1 August 2014 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • The Kob population in Uganda is being depleted by poaching, pictured in Queen Elizabeth National Park (Photo: Roger Day Photography)

    Building capacity for pro-poor responses to wildlife crime in Uganda

    A project to build capacity for pro-poor responses in Uganda through learning more about the interactions between wildlife crime and poverty

    22 July 2014 | Project | Biodiversity
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