Bristol Conservation and Science Foundation (BCSF)
The Bristol Conservation and Science Foundation (BCSF) aims to conserve threatened species by supporting sustainable development in pro-poor communities.
1. Dja Periphery Community Support and Engagement Project (DPCEP): In collaboration with the Living Earth Foundation, Bristol Zoo has been working in Dja Biosphere reserve since 2003 and is focussed on developing sustainable alternatives to the illegal commercial bushmeat trade in apes. Poor people who are involved in hunting are supported in new revenue activities e.g. cane rat farming, bee-keeping. 2. Participatory forest conservation in the Comoros (Engagement communautaire pour le development durable): Supporting changes in development practices to conserve natural resources, most crucially forest conservation. 3. Sahamalaza National Park protection: Supporting communities living around the national park to take the pressure off the remaining forest.