EVIDENCE TO ACTION SYNOPSIS
ABOUT EVIDENCE TO ACTION
The 2018 IWT event was jointly organised by Oxford Martin Programme on the Illegal Wildlife Trade, BIOSEC University of Sheffield, Lancaster Environment Centre, the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, the Zoological Society of London.
The official hashtag were #IWT18 and #Research4IWT and you can download the event flyer for more information.
On 11th-12th October 2018, the UK Government hosted the fourth major Heads of Government conference on tackling the illegal wildlife trade (IWT), the London 2018 IWT Conference. One of its central aims is to build coalitions between sectors, including researchers, private sector, NGOs, civil society (including the media) and governments.
To support this aim, five of the UK’s most active IWT research organisations organised a novel event entitled ‘Evidence to Action: Research to Address the Illegal Wildlife Trade’ which was held at the Zoological Society of London on October 9, 2018. The event brought together researchers and end-users from across all sectors working on IWT, to find new ways of working together to tackle this complex topic. Research plays a central role in finding real-world solutions to the challenges posed by IWT, in ways that are evidence-based, and effective.
- Underline the importance of evidence in effectively tackling IWT and showcase existing research with real-world impact
- Promote cross-sector collaboration to use reliable evidence to increase the effectiveness of IWT actions
- Provide policy-relevant and evidence-based suggestions on how to tackle IWT
This Evidence to Action event covered the full range of areas in which research can support action, explicitly reaching across IWT stakeholder groups to learn from experience and build collaborations that can inform policy and action. We aimed to be inclusive and sought a diversity of approaches and perspectives.
Day schedule here.
More info on our guest panellists here.
More info on the visual presentation here.
More info on the workshops here.
More info on the panel discussions here.