Information for G03814
Project Flyer: Pro-poor responses to wildlife crime
Wildlife crime has been identified as a key issue worldwide, negatively impacting on biodiversity conservation and poverty alleviation. But responses to wildlife crime can also adversely affect the livelihoods of poor people by disproportionally targeting minor drivers of wildlife loss and alienating people from critical livelihood resources. This three-year project (2014-2017) aims to build national capacity in Uganda to deliver pro-poor responses to wildlife crime and, by increasing our understanding about the interactions between wildlife crime and poverty, draw out lessons with international applicability.
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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Building capacity for pro-poor responses to wildlife crime in Uganda