Engaging local communities in responses to illegal trade in pangolins: who, why and how?
The conservation of pangolins and protecting them from poaching and illegal trade can generally best be achieved with the support and partnership of the indigenous peoples and local communities who live in and around key habitats and wildlife areas. This chapter summarizes key lessons and findings on engaging and supporting communities in reducing illegal wildlife trade from a joint program of work carried out by the IUCN CEESP/SSC Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi), IIED, TRAFFIC and partners over several years. It introduces a theory of change with four pathways outlining how community-level actions can alter incentives for poaching, and sets out some broader lessons for fostering trust and cooperation with local communities and indigenous peoples critical to the conservation of pangolins.
Cooney, R., Challender, DWS. (2019). Engaging local communities in responses to illegal trade in pangolins: who, why and how? In: Challender, DWS., Nash, H., Waterman, C. (Eds.) (2019). Pangolins: Science, Society and Conservation. Academic Press.
Published: May 2021 | Categories: Books & Chapters
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