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Reducing Desire for Ivory: A Psychosocial Guide to Address Ivory Consumption
Jan 23, 2017 · File

Reducing Desire for Ivory: A Psychosocial Guide to Address Ivory Consumption

This Guide presents a psychosocial approach to demand reduction; one that acknowledges the relationship between individual psychology and the social context in which people live. By utilizing a psychosocial approach, the Guide asserts, projects may better understand ivory consumers and…

Estimating the economic losses to tourism in Africa from illegal killing of elephants
Dec 23, 2016 · File

Estimating the economic losses to tourism in Africa from illegal killing of elephants

Recent published report that suggests that attempts to quantify economic damages to African economies from the elephant poaching crisis.

‘Such Misconducts Don’t Make a Good Ranger’: Examining Law Enforcement Ranger Wrongdoing in Uganda
Nov 22, 2016 · File

‘Such Misconducts Don’t Make a Good Ranger’: Examining Law Enforcement Ranger Wrongdoing in Uganda

This case study offers an in-depth examination of rangers’ experiences with and perceptions of wrongdoing in a specific Ugandan protected area.

Horn of Contention: A Review of the Literature on the Economics of Trade in Rhino Horn
Nov 22, 2016 · File

Horn of Contention: A Review of the Literature on the Economics of Trade in Rhino Horn

This paper offers insight into the predicted bio-economic effects of legalizing the trade of rhino horns, with important theoretical implications for similar illegal wildlife products.

Conservation, Crime and Communities: Case Studies of Efforts to Engage Local Communities in Tackling Illegal Wildlife Trade
Nov 22, 2016 · File

Conservation, Crime and Communities: Case Studies of Efforts to Engage Local Communities in Tackling Illegal Wildlife Trade

A series of case studies that explore “well-known and less well-known examples of both the highs and lows of engaging local communities in tackling illegal wildlife trade.”

Policing the Wilderness: A Descriptive Study of Wildlife Conservation Officers in South Africa
Nov 22, 2016 · File

Policing the Wilderness: A Descriptive Study of Wildlife Conservation Officers in South Africa

A qualitative case study of the careers of field rangers in South Africa using data gathered from interviews and observation in six public and private game reserves, two training schools, and a university program.

Occupational Stress Among Law Enforcement Rangers: Insights from Uganda
Nov 22, 2016 · File

Occupational Stress Among Law Enforcement Rangers: Insights from Uganda

A 2015 exploratory study of Ugandan law enforcement rangers’ perceptions of occupational stress in a protected area.

The South Africa - Viet Nam Rhino Horn Trade Nexus: A Deadly Combination of Institutional Lapses, Corrupt Wildlife Industry Professionals and Asian Crime Syndicates
Nov 22, 2016 · File

The South Africa - Viet Nam Rhino Horn Trade Nexus: A Deadly Combination of Institutional Lapses, Corrupt Wildlife Industry Professionals and Asian Crime Syndicates

This is a 2012 TRAFFIC report summarizing the dynamics and drivers of the illegal trade in rhino horn from South Africa to Vietnam and aims to contribute understanding toward the “salient factors both in source country and end-use markets that…

Anti-Poaching and Wildlife Law Enforcement in Africa: What Works, Where, and Why?
Nov 18, 2016 · File

Anti-Poaching and Wildlife Law Enforcement in Africa: What Works, Where, and Why?

This report is a systematic review of effective wildlife law enforcement practices across Africa in light of the current poaching crisis.

Rewards and Risks Associated with Community Engagement in Anti-Poaching and Anti-Trafficking
Jun 03, 2016 · File

Rewards and Risks Associated with Community Engagement in Anti-Poaching and Anti-Trafficking

This Biodiversity Research Paper 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. Peer-reviewed…

 
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