Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2013, Claudia Lewis, Plan C Initiative, Carlos L. de la Rosa, Catalina Island Conservancy, "The Youth Guide to Biodiversity" 1st Edition (Chapter 12) Youth and United Nations Global Alliance. Reproduced with permission.
Chapter 12. Verbatim.
Each country in the world is unique; even neighbouring countries often have different histories, customs, forms of government, needs, languages and sometimes unique ecosystems. Given this, conservation programmes must therefore be tailored to the specific conditions of a country.
For instance, in developed countries, it is often enough to buy the land and turn it into a refuge or reserve in order to protect the wildlife of a particular area.
In other countries, it is critical to secure the involvement of the local communities in the development and management of these protected areas. It often requires some form of sustainable use of the refuge, be it ecotourism, collection of seeds or plant parts, or extraction of hardwoods.