SAFEGUARDING BIODIVERSITY WITH LOCAL COMMUNITIES BY CREATING TRULY SAFE REFUGES WITH DIRECT, TRANSPARENT MANAGEMENT
The conventional approach to wildlife conservation in Asia is simply not working. The majority of the protected areas in Asia are merely ‘paper parks’ that are failing to protect wildlife or wildlife habitat effectively.
Asia’s unparalleled diversity of wildlife and wildlife habitats are demonstrably well protected in a network of flourishing conservation areas, which are supported both by local communities and national governments.
To fundamentally transform the practice of wildlife conservation in Asia by directly managing land for conservation and by doing so provide an insurance policy against extinction for Asia’s iconic species.