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  • A map shows new walking trails at the edge of the park that have been developed to encourage tourists to explore more of Bwindi and spend money on local products (Photo: Peter Nizette)

    If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise…

    Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a magnet for tourists wanting to see gorillas in the wild, but surrounding communities don't get much revenue from the tourist trade. Dilys Roe describes a project that is helping local people who live close to the edge of the forest to develop products and activities that will attract visitors – and much-needed income

    27 October 2017 | Blog | Forests
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to roughly 340 mountain gorillas, half of all gorillas left in the world. Tracking gorillas is the park's main tourist attraction (Photo: Ronald Woan, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Spinach soup, gorillas and cow dung baskets – what's the connection?

    Tourism generates crucial revenue that helps conserve mountain gorillas and other species in Uganda. We're working to share the financial benefits with local people too, and help them develop better tourism products and services

    22 May 2017 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • A mountain gorilla in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park (Photo: Francesco Veronesi, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Local economic development through gorilla tourism

    Gorilla-tracking tourist activities in Uganda's Bwindi national park generate critical revenue for conservation, but local benefits from tourism are limited and the illegal use of the park's resources continues. This project will develop and test new community-based tourism products and services that improve local skills and job opportunities, and the long-term prospects for the park

    25 May 2016 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Unspoiled Seychelles landscapes and their rich biodiversity shouldn't be harmed by development (Photo: tiarescott, via Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

    Finding the best outcomes for biodiversity and development

    Protecting an island paradise shouldn't come down to money, but it sometimes seems that way for those trying to ensure that development in the Seychelles is not at the cost of its rich biodiversity

    22 May 2014 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Hotel Sri Tahjung

    Rafts of rubber and a hotel for birds with spit that sells

    There’s plenty of room at the Hotel Sri Tahjung. Any time of year… you can find it here. But if you want to stay, you’ll need a pair of wings and plenty of saliva.

    21 February 2012 | 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
  • When we care for it...preserving cultural and spiritual values of forests

    Everywhere in the world people care for and try to preserve the things they value.What is considered valuable is relative to the socio-cultural context, and often things that are of great significance and deeply precious for some individuals and groups are not for others. There are things and places that are priceless because they refer to our identity and our sense of being and belonging.

    12 July 2011 | Blog | Forests
  • Can hunting wildlife contribute to biodiversity conservation?

    It’s a politically and ethically charged debate. Can hunting animals really contribute to wildlife conservation and biodiversity objectives?

    19 November 2010 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Volunteer tourism defies recession but is this positive news for the South?

    Despite reports that the international tourism market has suffered during the downturn, one strand of tourism – the gap year and volunteer tourism market – seems to have flourished. This can partly be attributed to the increase in redundancies, which has prompted more people to take time out to reflect on what to do next and to gain a new perspective on life. Shortage of graduate jobs has also encouraged undergraduates to escape the gloomy outlook at home to gain valuable work experience to give their CVs a winning edge for when they return. This influx of volunteers to the South, armed with the desire to contribute time, money and skills to a poorer society is surely a good thing. Or is it?

    19 August 2010 | Blog | Sustainable markets
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