The WCS Mekong Drivers Partnership works to address these threats at multiple scales to:
Through the Mekong Drivers Partnership, WCS has piloted activities that meet economic development and forest conservation goals across the GMS, sharing and replicating successful activities.
The WCS Mekong Drivers Partnership improves the status of forests and biodiversity, empowers local communities and equips governments with decision-support tools by developing innovative models for conservation action in high biodiversity landscapes.
These models are put to best use by working across stakeholder groups including government, local communities and private sector to strengthen the management of protected areas. Threats to conservation posed by surrounding communities are reduced by ensuring local people benefit sustainably from their local habitats and biodiversity. The combined effect is to reduce the rate of decline of biodiversity and forest cover at the target sites, and in some cases even halt or reverse those trends.
The WCS Mekong Drivers Partnership is a collaboration between government agencies, local communities, NGOs and private sector partners led by the Wildlife Conservation Society, dedicated to identifying and sharing practical ways to generate benefits from conserving natural resources that are of regional and global significance.
We are grateful for all who have made this work possible, including from the ongoing cooperation of our partners in the following government departments:
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