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Darwin Initiative project 24-005: Enabling rural poor to help protect biodiversity of Dja

working together for people and conservation

People living around, and dependent on, the Dja Biosphere Reserve are being supported by several organisations to develop in a sustainable way.

successes or failures: what have we learned

the partners have been working with Dja communities for nearly two decades.  In this section you'll find publications and lessons learned from this, and complementary projects.

food security for the rural poor

the need to find alternatives to illegal, unsustainable hunting has never been greater.  In this section we'll keep you updated on how we're helping the local people access affordable sources of animal protein - guided by what the people want.

generating cash for subsistence communities

encouraging shifts from subsistence to trading means finding new ways for people to live and work.  Many local people living around the Dja Reserve know the importance of cocoa as a cash crop, and the project is helping them develop this trade in a sustainable way.

building win-wins for people and wildlife

several things are needed to make sure that both people and wildlife benefit from the project.  Agreement to the final outcomes is one of them.  This section describes how we go about creating local partnerships and formal agreements to make sure we all know where we're heading.

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Click here to find out more on the organisations involved.

Click here to find communication outputs from the project, including interviews, video and reports on progress.

Click here for the alternative protein source section, where you'll find pictures, video and reports on progress.

Click here for the cocoa farming section, where you'll find pictures, video and reports on progress.

Click here for progress reports and copies of the agreements.