Livelihoods & Sustainable Development
Communities that live alongside wildlife or close to protected areas need to receive some benefits from conservation to be able to support it.
This is particularly true for poor and marginalised communities in developing countries, where conservation can seem like a luxury in relation to the circumstances in which some people survive. In many cases sustainable livelihoods and development initiatives are essential and must be integrated into conservation strategies if they are to succeed.
Many of our field projects are built around this concept, working to find culturally acceptable, equitable and economically viable solutions for communities to benefit from conservation efforts around the world.