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Pro-poor responses to wildlife crime in Uganda: Research results workshop
‘Building capacity for pro-poor responses to wildlife crime in Uganda’ (2014-2017) aims to increase national capacity to deliver pro-poor responses to wildlife crime. By increasing understanding around the links between wildlife crime and poverty the project will also provide lessons with international applicability. This report presents the findings of a two day research results workshop held in Kampala, Uganda in May, 2016.
International wildlife crime has moved to the top of the conservation and development agenda following the recent surge in illegal poaching and trafficking of wildlife. But calls for law enforcement to combat the involvement of criminal syndicates and militia risk alienating rural communities. How can responses be more pro-poor? This project aimed to build capacity for pro-poor responses in Uganda through learning more about the interactions between wildlife crime and poverty.
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Building capacity for pro-poor responses to wildlife crime in Uganda