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Engaging Local Communities In Tackling Illegal Wildlife Trade Can A ‘Theory Of Change’ Help?

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Engaging local communities in tackling illegal wildlife trade: Can a ‘Theory of Change’ help?
Duan Biggs, Rosie Cooney, Dilys Roe, Holly Dublin, James Allan, Dan Challender and Diane Skinner

Engaging local communities is recognised as a key approach to tackling the illegal wildlife trade. But a key problem remains: deciding what to do, and how to do it. IIED together with the IUCN Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi), and the Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) at the University of Queensland, have developed a ‘theory of change’ for understanding how community-level interventions can help in tackling illegal wildlife trade. Read the report here:

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