Information for G04161
Murchison Falls National Park Community-Based Wildlife Crime Prevention Action Plan
This community-based Wildlife Crime Prevention Action Plan for Murchison Falls protected area (PA), Uganda, aims to provide a strategic vision to address wildlife crime within the boundaries of the PA and surrounding communities for the period 2017-2023. It sets out priorities in relation to different wildlife offences, key target groups engaged in wildlife crime, and intervention options, as part of longer-term efforts by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and partners to address wildlife crime.
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