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Community Benefits

Co-designing and implementing benefit programmes

We are continually working with local communities to help protect themselves and their livestock from carnivore attacks in order to safeguard their assets and reduce retaliatory and preventive carnivore killings. However, people will never want to keep wildlife around just because the risks have been reduced. For long-term conservation - and for the welfare of local communities - it is vital that wildlife becomes a true asset to the people who live alongside it. Only then will people be truly invested in conservation, and be willing to commit to maintaining large and potentially dangerous species long-term.

It is also vital that any community benefit initiatives actually address the needs and wants of the relevant people, and that people recognise it is the wildlife (rather than the project) which is generating these benefits.

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