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David Wilkie on Community Engagement in Wildlife Crime

Dr. David Wilkie summarizes the main findings from a study on the risks and rewards of engaging communities in anti-poaching and trafficking efforts.

Dr. Wilkie summarizes a Biodiversity Research Paper that explores the roles communities do and should play in countering wildlife crime, motivations, and benefits for individuals and communities to engage in anti-poaching and anti-trafficking efforts, and risks and mitigation of risks associated with involvement. The study included the peer-reviewed and grey literature, structured interviews, and case studies informed the research, with highlights from six case studies in Peru, Madagascar, Namibia, Philippines, Kenya, and Indonesia.

The full report is available here.

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