Conservation and community development
A win-win solution
Community development activities include:
- Providing the means for local villages to engage in alternative livelihoods and practices that increase their income and reduce the impact on the panda's habitat from environmentally damaging activities such as poaching and logging.
- Providing villages with alternative energy sources such as biogas and wood-saving stoves for cooking and heating.
- Training and educating local communities and government officials on environmental issues and best practice for conservation research.