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Taking action against wildlife crime in Uganda

Wildlife crime has come under increasing international scrutiny in recent years, with ever more money being spent on activities to combat it. However, little is known about what drives local people to become involved in wildlife crime, or about which interventions are likely to be most effective in tackling it. This report outlines the findings of research conducted within the villages bordering two of Uganda’s largest protected areas (Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls), and presents policy recommendations for addressing wildlife crime at the national and park level.

Publication information

  • IIED code: 17604IIED
  • Published: Mar 2017 - IIED
  • Area: Uganda
  • Theme: Biodiversity
  • ISBN: 978-1-78431-469-9
  • Language: English

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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 aims to build capacity for pro-poor responses in Uganda through learning more about the interactions between wildlife crime and poverty.

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