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

The People Not Poaching online learning platform aims to support community-based approaches to tackling illegal wildlife trade (IWT).

With contributions from practitioners and communities, we aim to gather a global evidence base that will build awareness and knowledge-sharing about community approaches to reducing IWT. 
This platform will:

  1. Document different approaches - successful and unsuccessful
  2. Bring together useful resources, and
  3. Provide updates on key events and policy developments.

Read more about what is being done to tackle IWT around the world.

Global context
Brigade Forestier from Mali Elephant Project (credit: Susan Canney)

Project partners

People Not Poaching: the Communities and IWT Learning Platform, is a joint initiative of the IUCN CEESP/SSC Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi) and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) with support from TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.

SULi IIED TRAFFIC

Share your experience

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.

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