Best Practice Guides: Sustaining Community-Based Conservation And Livelihood Projects | WWF
Best Practice Guides: Sustaining Community-Based Conservation And Livelihood Projects

Posted on 29 July 2017

RESPONDING TO CHANGE: Expediting And Scaling Up Integrated Approaches For Sustainable Coastal Resource Management That Improve Livelihoods And Food Security For Coastal And Small Scale Fishing Communities
The challenge of continuing community-based conservation projects once the initial external funding (which is usually brokered by the lead NGO) has been exhausted, is one which is often underestimated – but it can have profound impact on the sustainability of the project and its outcomes. To help overcome this difficulty and to support strategies for fully transitioning management responsibility to communities, it is common practice for NGOs to integrate the development of sustainable funding mechanisms and local enterprises aimed at providing alternative livelihood opportunities or long-term financial support for the project.