What’s in it for me? Engaging local communities in conservation

Edmund Barrow, Regional Forest Advisor from IUCN’s Forest Conservation Programme in Africa, is based in Nairobi but supports the Forest Programme across the whole continent. Engagement with local communities is a very important part of his work. Here he talks about the challenges that this entails and how conservation work can bring real-life benefits both to people and to the environment.

Mama mutere tree Photo: E Barrow / IUCN

 

Work area: 
Forests
Biodiversity
Forests
Livelihoods
Locally Controlled Forests
Location: 
East and Southern Africa
West and Central Africa
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