Communities in Action

A World of Communities, Conservation & Livelihoods

Communities in Action places the spotlight on local communities, around the world, that are working to achieve both environmental conservation and sustainable livelihoods. This Communities in Action website, through the interactive map of the world below, displays examples of such communities, each contributed by an informed individual or organization, and validated with external information. Through Communities in Action, communities and others can share experiences, and contribute to a global analysis of community conservation challenges and solutions. With that analysis, we aim to provide information to communities, researchers, government, civil society, and industry on the ingredients of success in place-based community conservation throughout the world.

Do you have a community story to tell? Share a story about a community’s experience and join our global learning network exploring effective community conservation and governmental policy support.

How to use “Communities in Action”

Click on the map below to explore examples shared from around the world about local communities working to combine environmental conservation with sustainable livelihoods. Search the map by typing a location name or selecting keywords to filter the results on the map. Be sure to press “Reset Map” at the bottom before starting a new location or keyword search.



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Agricultural
Air
Biodiversity
Climate change
Coastal
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Ecological Restoration
Education
Empowerment
Environmental law
Fish
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Freshwater
Gender issues
Governance/Management
Grassland
Human-wellbeing
Indigenous peoples
Infrastructure
Land
Land use
Local/Traditional knowledge
Mangrove
Marine
Minerals
Montane/Mountain
Policy and planning
Pollution
Protected areas
Public awareness
Public participation
Resource use
Soil
Tundra
Urban
Urbanization
User-rights
Water
Wildlife