Information for G04457
Community Wildlife Scouts and Enterprise Groups Forum Report
Project material, 25 pages
The Community Wildlife Scout and Enterprise Groups Forum was held in March 2020 as part of the project Implementing park action plans for community engagement to tackle IWT in Uganda. The project brings together village-based enterprises and community wildlife scout programmes, with the aim of encouraging communities to work together to reduce human-wildlife conflict and reduce wildlife crime. The forum brought together 180 community wildlife scouts and village enterprise groups, from the area around Murchison Falls National Park, to share lessons learned and inform next steps. This report summarises the proceedings.
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