Sustainable Livelihoods & Conservation Enterprises

WCS implements activities to support livelihoods of communities living in the ‘green belt’ around the Park to minimize the effects of the creation of the Park on local livelihoods and to generate incentives for the communities to engage in conservation activities. In this context WCS provides support to communities to improve subsistence livelihoods (e.g. rice, fish farming, household livestock, and honey production), to develop sustainable alternative sources of protein to replace bushmeat sourced through illegal hunting activities, and to develop sustainable and certified revenue sources through sustainable cash crop value chains, including community conservation enterprises in raffia, tourism, cocoa, vanilla and cloves.