Alternative Livelihood WCN focusses on the significant impact that human activities have on wildlife and intervenes through community engagement addresing complex socio-economic and political contexts to ensure communities' well-being from wildlife conservation.
To alleviate poverty for people living near protected areas and areas of ecological importance, WCN introduces alternative livelihood opportunities through capacity building and income generation projects so that they refrain from illegal activities and support conservation efforts. It is imperative to find a balance between wildlife conservation and maintain the livelihoods of the locals.
Human-Wildlife Conflict Management WCN has been mitigating Human-Wildlife Conflict (HWC) through wildlife rescue, research, scholarship, education and advocacy programs in conflict-prone areas. WCN has also provided long term scholarships for children affected from HWC in different parts of Nepal so that they do not harbor any negative feelings toward wildlife and understand HWC. Inorder to mitigate HWC, WCN also prioritizes timely rescue of wild animals in different places ensuring wellbeing of both communities and wildlife.