Wildlife and People
3 Place de la République
Contact person: Renaud Fulconis
- Environmental organization
- Educational policy/project
- Aid organization
Awely is an international organisation based in France, created in 2005. Awley has grown to become an independent and well recognized organisation whose actions encompass the protection of many endangered animal species coupled with a harmonious coexistence of the poorer human populations, who share the same environment.
In our view, programmes for conservation and development must always work in tandem. This is why we are doing our utmost to understand the problems in their largest context and why we strive to find viable solutions that work equally as well for humans as for wildlife.
In a Red Cap programme, our work aims at mitigating human-wildlife conflicts, and try to bring harmony in their coexistence.
The Green Caps work to finding ways to improve the situation of some emblematic endangered species which suffer through human activities, like through uncontrolled hunting and trade, or degradation of their natural habitat.
• Red Caps in India: Eliminate human casualties caused by elephants; Reduce damages to houses and granary stores by crop-raiding elephants; Support community based crop-guarding systems, and decrease illegal human activities in the Manas National Park.
• Red Caps in Nepal: Support farmers to prevent wildlife crop raiding in their fields; Support community groups to improve conflict mitigation activities; Decrease illegal human activities in the Park; Encourage the culture of non palatable crops.
• Red Caps in Zambia: Decrease conflicts between farmers and wildlife; Limit retaliation killing and poaching, and develop protection measures for crop fields and houses, and people; Create awareness of the importance of wildlife and conservation.
• Green Caps in Nepal: Reduce human pressure on forest and grasslands in the Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve; Develop strategies as alternatives to using natural resources; Create an understanding of the importance of protecting forest resources.
• Green Caps in Congo: Evaluate hunting and bushmeat trade on the wild bonobos´ populations; Stop hunting and trade of bonobos, decrease the pressure on natural forest; Development of alternatives to bushmeat trade and consumption of bushmeat by the setting up of microprogrammes and microcredits scheme.
Microprogrammes for economic development are therefore essential to our work. They are designed to offer committed villagers sustainable alternatives to the overexploitation of natural resources and to the pressures exerted on their animals. We encourage the groups with whom we work to change and improve their own living conditions themselves. Thusly, we are with and behind them, helping them to implement their initiatives, providing them with technical training, helping them to create microbusiness or microcredit programmes.
Education: While our primary work is to establish a relationship of confidence with our target groups that is based on a tangible contribution to their development, we do produce many pedagogical tools oriented towards groups we aim to work with. Posters, maps, diagrams, booklets and other supports are created in the languages or dialects spoken by these target groups, and our crews use them in workshops with the general public or school audiences.
Renaud Fulcons is the Executive Director and Founder of Awely.
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.