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Community Voices, Latin America and the Caribbean

Olivia Wilson-​Holt

Event/workshop report, 22 pages

Just before the ‘First High-Level Conference of the Americas on Illegal Wildlife Trade’ in October 2019, IIED, IUCN SULi, SWM Project Guyana and partners convened a three-day ‘Community Voices’ event. It brought together over 20 community representatives from across Latin America and the Caribbean, and over 50 representatives from NGOs, donor agencies and academia. The event provided a forum to share perspectives on responses to illegal wildlife trade and anti-poaching efforts, and to discuss how sustainable use and legal trade of wildlife may complement more traditional responses.

This report summarises the proceedings and presents the ‘Community Statement’ of key messages developed by the participants to inform discussions at the High-Level Conference.

La declaración de la comunidad también está disponible en español.

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Wilson-Holt, O (2020) Community Voices, Latin America and the Caribbean: Perspectives on responses to illegal wildlife trade and anti-poaching efforts, and opportunities for sustainable use. Workshop Report, Lima, Peru. 30 September 2019 - 2 October 2019. IIED, London.

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To successfully tackle poaching and the illegal wildlife trade, we need to move beyond law enforcement and develop best practice in involving communities in managing wildlife resources and taking action against wildlife crime.

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Learning and action for community engagement against wildlife crime

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