Africa is a treasure-trove of natural biodiversity, home to an abundant array of wildlife and supporting invaluable unique ecosystems.
Unfortunately, African countries continue to suffer critical rates of poaching and unsustainable trade which threaten not just a myriad of irreplaceable animal and plant species, but also has an effect on governance, local economies, national security, and wider social issues. We work across the continent to monitor trade levels and support governments in strengthening wildlife legislation and develop stronger enforcement capacity.
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Africa bares the brunt of wildlife crime and unsustainable trade. Strengthening enforcement capacity and legality frameworks is essential if we are to preserve the continent's spectacular biodiversityPaulinus Ngeh, Director - Central Africa
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There has been a strong positive international response to the poaching crisis affecting the African continent. Co-ordinated action between governments, and ongoing support from the public and conservation community has brought the issues of wildlife poaching and unsustainable trade to the international stage.
We are working to ensure that positive commitments translate into tangible action, including helping to develop new approaches to tackling wildlife crime and facilitating changes to national and international legislation.
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