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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.
In Uganda many people poach because of human-wildlife conflict or lack of income earning opportunities. The Uganda Wildlife Authority has a community programme to address such problems, but it is hampered by limited capacity and support. At Murchison Falls National Park IIED and partners are piloting an approach that aims to increase community engagement in tackling wildlife crime by implementing park-level action plans.
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Park action plans: increasing community engagement in tackling wildlife crime