Community Stories

Community Stories / 08.06.2017

Koh Sralao is a small 300 household mangrove-estuarine fishing village on the southwestern coast of Cambodia. Fishers have spoken about fish declines for decades and continue to be concerned about fish stocks...

Community Stories / 05.06.2017

Les Village's marine environment was devastated by a traditional local use of cyanide for catching marine ornamental fish; however, local conservation began when eco-friendly, community-based approaches were introduced to restore local marine resources...

Community Stories / 09.05.2017

Since 2011, indigenous communities have worked with researchers from the Asociación Faunagua, World Fisheries Trust, and the University of Victoria, to better understand the fisheries situation, and identify pathways to improve livelihood and food security in the region...

Community Stories / 14.01.2016

The Olifant communities face several challenges to their livelihoods including threats to close the fishery and proposals to build a mine adjacent to the estuary. Working with their community partners, the Olifants Estuary fishing communities are addressing these challenges...

Community Stories / 15.12.2015

Bridging organizations can contribute to a more balanced conservation effort through collaboration, communication and resource sharing – all of which include and resonate with local communities....

Community Stories / 11.04.2017

As a way to deal with the many pressures on local natural resources, the Bluefields Community Development Committee is seeking to support the transition of Bluefield’s economy from resource based to service and hospitality based...

Community Stories / 15.12.2016

The growth of aquaculture and the opening of a new sea mouth has resulted in environmental and social consequences for the Chilika Lagoon. To address these changes lagoon fishers have come together in protest....

Community Stories / 19.01.2016

The Coquimbo Region's climate is semi-arid with scarce rainfall. The increasing water scarcity is particularly challenging for the Coquimbo Region’s communities as many make their livelihoods from agriculture and goat farming....

Community Stories / 12.09.2016

Conservation was seen at Koh Pitak as being an essential element of livelihood recovery. The community recognised that they themselves were partially to blame for the environmental degradation that had occurred and designed initiatives to reverse this trend. ...

Community Stories / 14.12.2015

Due to a number of factors, Odisha is one of the poorest states in India. The Samudram Women’s Federation, a state level federation of women fish workers and a social enterprise, is working to reduce poverty and protect biodiversity....

Community Stories / 14.12.2015

In an attempt to protect local forest reserves, community members in Tujereng, The Gambia, have pursued the government’s Community Forestry Programme (CFP), seeking new ways to sustain and expand local conservation efforts....