Information for G03903
Beyond enforcement: communities, governance, incentives and sustainable use in combating wildlife crime. Symposium Report.
In February 2015, the ‘Beyond Enforcement’ symposium brought together over 70 researchers, community representatives, United Nations and government officials and NGOs to explore whether and under what circumstances community-based interventions are likely to achieve success in combating current patterns of illegal use and trade of wildlife.
This meeting report includes an outline of the policy conclusions and recommendations generated.
Since mid-2014, IIED has co-organised a series of events to highlight the importance of local communities in efforts to tackle illegal wildlife trade, and the impact of heavy-handed approaches to law enforcement on these communities and on their incentives to engage in conservation.
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