Securing a future for wild species depends on local people, which is why we believe in solutions that support, empower and respect their needs and perspectives.

About us

Illegal wildlife crime is on the increase, threatening hundreds of species around the world. Local communities are working with NGOs and governments to help stem this tide of destruction, and this IWT Learning Platform shows how they are doing it.

Our approach
Brigade Forestier from Mali Elephant Project (credit: Susan Canney)

Project partners

The People Not Poaching: the Communities and IWT Learning Platform is a partnership between three organisations seeking to shift and progress the anti-poaching and IWT agenda; an agenda that is inclusive of local communities, protects vulnerable species and improves the lives of the people living alongside them.

The IUCN CEESP/SSC Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi), the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), and TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.



The Learning Platform is for sharing the experiences of community-led efforts to reverse escalating poaching and the illegal trade in wildlife.

Explore the site to find out more – and share your own experiences by contributing a case study.