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Illegal wildlife trade

We have 20 items tagged with ‘Illegal wildlife trade’.
  • Brisetha Hendricks talking to conservancy members. As well as rhino, the Uibasen Twyfelfontein Conservancy has elephants, leopards, mountain zebras, kudu, gemsbok, ostrich, springbok, steenbok, duiker and klipspringer (Photo: Brisetha Hendricks)

    Q&A: Community-based natural resource management is the future

    Brisetha Hendricks is treasurer of a small Namibian community conservancy and also chairs the Southern Kunene Conservancies Association. In this interview she discusses her work for communal conservancies and the challenges of being a young woman undertaking a senior role in Namibia's conservancy movement

    15 November 2018 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Community scouts on patrol in the Greater Kilimajaro Landscape (Photo: African Wildlife Foundation)

    Beyond enforcement

    Since mid-2014, IIED has co-organised a series of events to highlight the importance of local communities in efforts to tackle illegal wildlife trade, and the impact of heavy-handed approaches to law enforcement on these communities and on their incentives to engage in conservation

    11 November 2018 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Members of the Olderkesi Conservancy in Kenya scoring strategies for engaging communities in tackling IWT for effectiveness (Photo: Micah Conway)

    First Line of Defence (FLoD)

    The First Line of Defence (FLoD) initiative uses a theory of change approach to explore the design logic of programmes intended to engage communities in tackling illegal wildlife trade (IWT). It compares and contrasts the logic and assumptions of the designers and implementers of such initiatives with that of the communities at which they are targeted, with a view to improving project design and therefore effectiveness in tackling IWT.

    9 November 2018 | Project | Biodiversity
  • An elephant feeds on Acacia trees in Kenya's Ol Kinyei Conservancy. The privately managed conservancy offers employment and training to local communities (Photo: Stuart Price/Make it Kenya Photo, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Turn up the volume: community voices on illegal wildlife trade

    Communities living alongside wildlife are the most powerful force for tackling the illegal wildlife trade crisis; it’s time for governments to listen and act

    31 October 2018 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Rangers from the Conservancy Rhino Ranger Incentive Programme (Photo: Save the Rhino Trust)

    Learning and action for community engagement against wildlife crime

    To successfully tackle poaching and the illegal wildlife trade, we need to move beyond law enforcement and develop best practice in involving communities in managing wildlife resources and taking action against wildlife crime

    30 October 2018 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Screengrab of the homepage of the People Not Poaching website

    New “People not poaching” platform supports communities as the first line of defence against IWT

    Ahead of the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in London (11-12 October) a unique interactive website is being launched today to foster learning and share experiences on community engagement in combating poaching and the illegal wildlife trade. “People Not Poaching: the Communities and IWT Learning Platform” will enable organisations and communities to share IWT successes and lessons

    11 October 2018 | News | Biodiversity
  • Elephants in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The Park is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Photo: George Lamson, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Call for interest in participating: community voices on illegal wildlife trade

    We’re inviting community representatives to express their interest in participating in a London workshop on how to effectively engage with the illegal wildlife trade at the local level. Closing date: 31 July, 2018

    5 July 2018 | News | Biodiversity
  • An elephant in Uganda's Murchison Falls National Park. Efforts to combat illegal trade in high-value commodities such as tusks depend largely on the support of local communities.(Photo: Jurriaan Persyn, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    New collection of publications on community engagement to tackle illegal wildlife trade

    IIED and IUCN have published case studies, a policy briefing and a toolkit to help practitioners and stakeholders build community engagement in combatting illegal wildlife trade.

    9 May 2018 | News | Biodiversity
  • Lions on the move in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. While populations of lions have increased by 12% in four countries, including Botswana, studies show a 43% overall decline from 1993-2014 (Photo: Barrett, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    To save Africa's wildlife, conservation needs a radical shake-up

    To mark World Wildlife Day on 3 March, Dilys Roe and James Mayers highlight that, despite over 100 years of international investment in conservation in Africa, wildlife is in serious trouble. Clearly, conservation needs a rethink

    3 March 2018 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Living in close proximity to wildlife is not a neutral-impact relationship (Photo: Creative Commons, via Pixaby)

    Wild life, wild lives: enough talking already

    As conservation policymakers from across the globe meet in Geneva to discuss international wildlife trade, one item on the agenda is the role of local people in making decisions about such issues

    27 November 2017 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • A hippo in Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda. IIED is helping the Uganda Wildlife Authority to address wildlife crime through community engagement (Photo: Mirko Eggert, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Park action plans: increasing community engagement in tackling wildlife crime

    In Uganda many people poach because of human-wildlife conflict or lack of income earning opportunities. The Uganda Wildlife Authority has a community programme to address such problems, but it is hampered by limited capacity and support. At Murchison Falls National Park IIED and partners are piloting an approach that aims to increase community engagement in tackling wildlife crime by implementing park-level acton plans

    30 October 2017 | Project | Biodiversity
  • Signs welcome visitors to the Sunderban Tiger Reserve in India. Wandering tigers still kill humans in the region, but this reserve generates employment and ecosystem benefits and other income for local people (Rick Hobson, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Tackling the illegal wildlife trade through community-based approaches: building evidence on what works

    Local communities are the first line of defence in tackling the illegal wildlife trade. But there's little information on initiatives involving local people. IIED's new database aims to gather more evidence on approaches that work, those that don't – and why

    20 January 2017 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Pangolins are particularly at threat from the illegal wildlife trade (Photo: sk8mama, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    IUCN seeks proposals for involving indigenous communities in combating the illegal wildlife trade

    Call for proposals for a regional workshop to be held in Vietnam on how to engage Indigenous Peoples and local communities as active partners in protecting wildlife against the illegal wildlife trade

    23 September 2016 | News | Biodiversity
  • A trainee with the Rhino Ranger Incentive Programme learns how to monitor the rhino population. The case study is already on IIED's new conservation database. (Photo: Copyright the Minnesota Zoo and Save the Rhino Trust)

    Submissions sought for new online wildlife crime resource

    Engaging communities in tackling wildlife crime – IIED is inviting submissions of case studies following the launch of a new online database

    1 September 2016 | News | Biodiversity
  • Rhinos in the Serengeti National Park. The International Union for Conservation of Nature estimates that poachers killed at least 1,338 rhinos across Africa in 2015 (Photo: Nicholas Maxim, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    New report: local people are crucial to combating illegal wildlife trade

    A new report on combating the illegal trade in wildlife highlights the vital importance – and complexities – of involving indigenous people and local communities in conservation efforts. The report, entitled 'Beyond enforcement: involving indigenous peoples and local communities in combating illegal wildlife trade', documents a workshop in Limbe, Cameroon, in February 2016 which brought together practitioners, government officials and researchers from 12 countries to discuss how to combat illegal wildlife trade

    3 August 2016 | News | Biodiversity
  • Wildlife can be a key asset for rural communities in Africa, providing a foundation for economic development through tourism (Photo: Paolo, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Regional workshop: exploring community-based efforts to tackle illegal wildlife trade in West/Central Africa

    IIED and partners are this week hosting a workshop in Cameroon on how to combat illegal wildlife trade (IWT)

    23 February 2016 | News | Biodiversity
  • Turtle hatchlings, targeted by the illegal wildlife trade, are pictured on a beach (Photo: Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Association)

    How can we engage communities to help reduce illegal wildlife trade?

    Engaging local communities is recognised as a key approach to tackling the illegal wildlife trade. But a key problem remains: deciding what to do, and how to do it

    3 September 2015 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Hippos are poached at Queen Elizabeth National Park for food, to generate income, and for cultural purposes such as to improve fertility (Photo: Tiziana Zoccheddu)

    Wildlife crime and poverty: what are the links?

    Is poverty a driver of wildlife crime? What impacts does wildlife crime have on poor people? And what impacts do responses to wildlife crime have on poor people? A new report looks for answers

    13 May 2015 | Blog | Natural resource management
  • Community engagement in preventin pangolin poaching in Nepal (Photo: Ambika Prasad Khatiwada)

    Wildlife crime and local communities

    IIED believes that efforts to tackle wildlife crime are only going to be effective in the long term if they involve the local people who live alongside wildlife

    3 February 2015 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Prioritising positive and negative social impacts of the protected area at Rwenzori Mountain National Park, Uganda (Photo: Rob Small)

    Introduction to conservation, communities and equity

    Conservation is critical to protecting nature and biodiversity. But many conservation interventions have negative impacts on local people. IIED and partners are helping to build capacity to understand and implement equitable conservation activities and to enhance community voice in national and international conservation policymaking

    5 August 2013 | Article | Biodiversity
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