Symposium to go beyond enforcement
Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 15:58
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Beyond enforcement: Communities, governance, incentives and sustainable use in combating illegal wildlife trade

Symposium to be held 26-28 February 2015, South Africa

Please note this symposium is now fully subscribed, following an extremely enthusiastic response from around the world to our Call for Abstracts. We are very sorry that we are not able to accommodate more people, but will make as much of the symposium material available through this and partner websites as possible. You are also welcome to submit questions for any speaker to Dan Challender at dan.challender@iucn.org by February 15th. We cannot guarantee there will be space to ask all of them, but we will seek to raise as many as possible.

IUCN CEESP/SSC Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi), the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the Austrian Ministry for the Environment, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) and TRAFFIC are holding a symposium exploring the roles of communities, governance, incentives and sustainable use in combating illegal wildlife trade, to be held near Johannesburg, South Africa, 26-28 February 2015.

This symposium seeks to evaluate whether and under what circumstances community-based interventions are likely to achieve success in combating current patterns of illegal use and trade of wildlife (both plants and animals), and provide examples, lessons learnt and guidance in order to support governments, institutions and organisations meet relevant international commitments. Outputs of the meeting will be presented at the inter-governmental Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Kasane, Botswana, March 2015.

We are particularly interested in submissions from people who are members of communities affected by or engaged in tackling wildlife crime, or community support organisations; and from those with governmental (or inter-government) responsibilities for addressing wildlife crime. Abstracts are invited on any aspect of the topic, but particularly in the following areas:


Please also see a detailed programme of the symposium (PDF, 1 MB). More information on the meeting.

Please send an abstract of approx. 300 words to Sarah Pawlow at suli.iucn@gmail.com by 30th November 2014, and include the words "Call for Abstracts" in the title.

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