Information for G04432
Community conservation training for the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Training report 2019
Project report, 29 pages
The four-year project ‘Implementing park action plans for community engagement to tackle illegal wildlife trade’, Uganda, includes an annual training course for the Uganda Wildlife Authority’s (UWA's) Community Conservation Unit (CCU) staff. The training aims to build capacity to engage communities in protected area conservation, and to improve coordination between community conservation programmes and law enforcement activities.
This report summarises the proceedings from the second training workshop in March 2019, which aimed to i) build on the foundational course of 2018 by providing refresher sessions as well as in-depth training on conflict management, ii) provide one-to-one feedback to each staff member on their areas of strength and areas to improve, and iii) empower CCU staff to raise their profile as a strategic and necessary department within UWA to prevent and reduce wildlife crime. The report also includes feedback from the first training workshop in March 2018.
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