Events

Webinar

Community-based rangers – an effective approach to tackling illegal wildlife trade?

Date: Tuesday, 30 March 2021
Where: Online
Local scout looking over a savanna landscape

Local scout looks out over Lake Natron, Tanzania (Photo: Olivia Wilson-Holt/IIED)

This webinar on 30 March 2021 showcased examples of community-based rangers in anti-poaching initiatives and discuss successes and challenges of this approach to tackling illegal wildlife trade.

The webinar was part of the IIED and the IUCN SULi Learning and Action Platform on Communities and Illegal Wildlife Trade (LeAP) project funded by the UK Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund.

LeAP, which includes the People not Poaching web portal, aims to build a global evidence base and awareness, and promote knowledge-sharing about community approaches to reducing illegal wildlife trade.

The webinar discussed examples where community-based rangers are employed by or volunteer for anti-poaching efforts, highlighting successes, challenges and opportunities to this approach to tackling illegal wildlife trade.

Programme

Contact

Olivia Wilson-Holt (olivia.wilsonholt@iied.org), consultant researcher, IIED’s Natural Resources research group