By using a holistic and integrated approach, the projects developed and supported by the Odyssey Conservation Trust are:

  • Results-oriented: they are based on management interventions which are known to be effective and which deliver tangible benefits to local people - and especially to women - to the environment and to wildlife
  • Cost-efficient: they rely on traditional knowledge and use low-cost and low-tech measures which allow to obtain important synergy benefits
  • Easily replicable: Using an ecosystem approach facilitates their replication in similar ecosystems
  • Vezo women & coral reefs in Madagascar

    Vezo sea-fearing communities in south-west Madagascar depend entirely on coral reefs for their subsistence and have already set-up locally-managed marine reserves. We are improving women’s reproductive health and access to family planning which is pivotal to maintain this fragile ecosystem’s health. Read More

  • Forest conservation in Borneo

    Restoring connectivity between forest patches is key to the long-term survival of endangered orang-utan and Bornean elephant populations in the Malaysian state of Sabbah. We are supporting soundly planned reforestation efforts undertaken by local women, which provide them with an income-generating activity and help mitigate the ever-present human-wildlife conflict. Read More

  • Coral reefs, family health and livelihood in the Philippines

    The creation of Marine Protected Areas along the globally significant Danajon double barrier-reef is allowing coral reefs to recover from massive overfishing and habitat destruction. We are supporting women engaged in marine conservation efforts to create micro-entreprises which are also highly beneficial to family and children health, education and climate change mitigation. Read More

  • Marine turtles and women's livelihood in India

    Ensuring that fisher communities derive economic benefits from the presence of marine turtles is essential to protect nesting beaches of the endangered Olive Ridley. We are promoting the development of community-based marine resource management systems and of community-based ecotourism in order to diversify economic activities, especially for women, in fisher villages. Read More

  • Tacana cultural recovery & Health in Bolivia

    The Tacana Indigenous Land is found along the Eastern piedmont of the Andes on the border of the Madidi Protected Area, considered as one of the most biodiverse areas in the world. We’re promoting Tacana women’s traditional weaving activities while supporting them to improve the productivity of their household gardens and domestic livestock, thus improving food security and family health. Read More

  • Shangaan Livelihood & Family Health , Zimbabwe

    Shangaan people are renowned for their intimate knowledge of wildlife and still maintain a livelihood based on natural resource use along Gonarezhou NP in Zimbabwe, which is part of the Greater Limpopo TFCA. However, the regular occurrence of serious attacks on people and destruction of crops by wildlife represents a serious threat to people’s lives. Read More