Income generation and access to markets

Published: 14 November 2015
Last edited: 24 May 2017
Additional income generating opportunities for communities developed. Access to markets, business planning and marketing undertaken by professionals

Classifications

Category
Sustainable livelihoods
Sustainable financing

Enabling factors

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Lessons learned

Eco-tourism and conservation enterprises are not well suited to the donor cycles and require a long-term commitment to the park and enterprise. Enterprise should have professionally developed business plans that show a path not only to profitability, but also to generating sufficient income for people to change their behavior. Monitoring of results and compliance need to be well designed to show impacts, and enable adjustments to, or even abandonment of, the scheme if the desired conservation outcomes are not being realized.