Community-driven Conservation

Through an integrated approach to conservation, BICO seeks to facilitate the coexistence of wildlife, local communities, and their habitats. The Community driven Conservation Programme is focused on bringing our work into the public realm through several different approaches including talks, media articles, information boards and our drop in centre. We engage local people in developing forest management and conservation practices that will improve the status of the regions forests and increase benefits from them. With coastal people, we work to ensure that coastal and marine biodiversity is protected and used wisely in order to provide social and economic benefits while maintaining ecological integrity. We endeavour to ensure that key elements of dry land ecosystems and biodiversity are brought under appropriate conservation regimes.