Securing support of local communities and other stakeholders

Published: 25 July 2019
Last edited: 25 July 2019

 The active contribution from local community and the support of other stakeholders has been a critical element to the success of FHA’s effort to protect Gishwati forest, together with a clear perspective on each players’ responsibilities and duties. Also, this successfully influenced the government to upgrade this forest to a national park. 

Classifications

Category
Co-management building
Sustainable livelihoods
Scale of implementation
Local
National
Phase of solution
Documentation and dissemination of results

Enabling factors

In conservation, local community involvement ans support are keys factor for the success. what needed is to organise them and allow them to act

Lessons learned

Guiding local community to manage their natural resources by themselves is a strong factor for success. Our approach combines employing local people, supporting local community to protect the forest by themselves, community education and outreach, solving human-wildlife conflicts using conservation agreements and improving local livelihoods through community tourism development.