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What do wildlife scout programmes need to succeed? A review of wildlife scout programmes in Uganda

Wildlife scout programmes are being implemented across Africa to address human-wildlife conflict. These programmes enlist local community members as volunteers to guard crops and livestock or maintain barriers to prevent wildlife raids. Based on the results of a literature review and informant interviews, this study identifies key factors that help wildlife scout programmes in Uganda to succeed.

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  • IIED code: G04137
  • Published: Mar 2017 - IIED
  • Area: Uganda
  • Theme: Biodiversity
  • 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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