Learning Projects

ACES in action.


Ongoing Projects:

ACES has convened a number of learning projects designed to provide insights on the establishment, sustainability, and scaling of community-based conservation. See below for our active learning projects, ongoing between 2020-2022


Community-Based Conservation in Northern Mozambique Channel

Project Leads: Shauna Mahajan (WWF-US), shauna.mahajan@wwfus.org; David Obura (CORDIO), dobura@cordioea.net; Harfidy Ralison (WWF-Madagascar), horalison@wwf.mg

What are the social and ecological outcomes of marine community-based conservation in the Northern Mozambique channel?

Photo credit: © naturepl.com / Inaki Relanzon / WWF


The science and practice of scaling community-based conservation initiatives

Project Lead: Morena Mills (Imperial College, London), m.mills@imperial.ac.uk

What are the characteristics, drivers, patterns and trends of adoption and spread of community-based conservation initiatives?

Photo credit: © Tom Vierus / WWF-UK


Impacts of community marine conservation in Indonesia

Project Lead: Dr. Gabby Ahmadia (WWF-US)

What are the social and ecological outcomes of community-based marine conservation?

Photo credit: © Jikkie Jonkman / WWF

Completed Projects:


social outcomes of the care-wwf alliance in mozambique

Project Lead: Althea Skinner (WWF-US)

What are the social outcomes of the CARE-WWF Alliance in Mozambique?

Photo credit: © WWF-US / James Morgan


Community forests in Latin America, Africa, and Asia

Project Lead: Dr. David Wilke (WCS), dwilkie@wcs.org

What are the social and ecological outcomes of community forestry?

Photo credit: © James Morgan / WWF-US


Viral Locally Managed Marine Areas in the Pacific

Project Lead: Dr. Mike Mascia (CI), mmascia@conservation.org

What are the rates and patterns of LMMA adoption in the Pacific?

Photo credit: © naturepl.com / Doc White / WWF