Authored by Brad Czerniak

This project was completed as part of the Conservation Leadership Programme's (CLP) internship program. CLP supports projects that develop the skills of early career conservationists working to conserve the planet's most threatened species and habitats. This project allowed an intern to acquire the skills and knowledge required to be well-positioned to take a lead role in developing the capacities of local communities to sustainably manage and benefit from their natural resources. The intern should be able to not only function as a conservation practitioner who is able to utilize scientific methods in professional practice, but who can also understand and relate to the realities faced by local communities in managing natural resources.