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Community-based rangers – an effective approach to tackling illegal wildlife trade?

The IIED and the IUCN SULi Learning and Action Platform on Communities and Illegal Wildlife Trade (LeAP) project is holding a webinar on 30 March, Community based rangers: an effective approach to tackling illegal ...

LeAP, which includes the People not Poaching web portal, aims to build a global evidence base and awareness, and promote knowledge-sharing about community approaches to reducing illegal wildlife trade.

The webinar will discuss examples where community-based rangers are employed by or volunteer for anti-poaching efforts - highlighting successes, challenges and opportunities to this approach to tackling illegal wildlife trade, including:

  • Community led patrols to protect forests in Cambodia
  • All women canine handler units in Zambia
  • Community rangers working in partnership with formal law enforcement agencies in Indonesia.

A panel discussion will include representatives from the Tusk Trust, WWF and Save the Rhino Trust Namibia.


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