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  • A group of villagers

    A tale of two villages: community perspectives on the impact of Botswana’s trophy hunting ban

    How does a trophy hunting ban affect people who live alongside wildlife? Helen Muller reports on her conversations with local people in Botswana

    24 January 2020 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • 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
  • Front cover of a flyer

    IIED's pro-poor gorilla tourism project shortlisted for major award

    An initiative promoting local economic development near Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has been shortlisted for the World Responsible Tourism Awards

    29 October 2018 | News | Biodiversity
  • 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

    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 developed and tested new community-based tourism products and services to 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

    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
  • 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
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