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Taking action against wildlife crime in Uganda: Final project workshop report

Julia Baker, Dilys Roe

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‘Building capacity for pro-poor responses to wildlife crime in Uganda’ (2014-2017) aims to increase national capacity to deliver pro-poor responses to wildlife crime. By increasing understanding about the links between wildlife crime and poverty it will also provide lessons with international applicability.

This report documents the proceedings of the final project workshop held in Kampala, Uganda.

The workshop officially launched the Community-Based Wildlife Crime Prevention Action Plans for the Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls National Parks.

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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 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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