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Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

We have 5 items tagged with ‘Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)’.
  • Truck on a road in a park.

    Improving community attitudes towards conservation

    An IIED-led project in Uganda supported community wildlife scouts and microenterprises to mitigate human-wildlife conflict (HWC) and improve community attitudes towards conservation, with the overall aim of reducing participation in wildlife crime

    18 October 2021 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Man looks at two chimpanzees on a forest path

    Q&A: New policy champions communities in the push to conserve Uganda’s wildlife

    A new community conservation policy is aiming to tackle poaching and reduce the number of human-wildlife conflicts in Uganda. George Owoyesigire, of the Uganda Wildlife Authority, explains

    21 July 2020 | Article | Biodiversity
  • A hippo in Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda. IIED is helping the Uganda Wildlife Authority to address wildlife crime through community engagement (Photo: Mirko Eggert, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Park action plans: increasing community engagement in tackling wildlife crime

    In Uganda many people poach because of human-wildlife conflict or lack of income earning opportunities. The Uganda Wildlife Authority has a community programme to address such problems, but it is hampered by limited capacity and support. At Murchison Falls National Park IIED and partners piloted an approach that aims to increase community engagement in tackling wildlife crime by implementing park-level acton plans

    30 October 2017 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Deforestation and fire ravage a forest area in Uganda (Photo: Paul Hatanga)

    Random trials in Uganda to show if payments for ecosystems services really work

    To assess whether a promising approach to reduce poverty and conserve forests in Uganda really works, we need to use a randomised controlled trial, says Paul Hatanga.

    10 March 2014 | Blog | Sustainable markets
  • 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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