WEBINAR: Community-based approaches to poaching and illegal wildlife trade – why tackling human-wildlife conflict is important

2 - 3.30pm GMT, 30 March 2020
This webinar used Zoom

The first of our People not Poaching webinars focused on theory and case studies related to reducing conflict between communities and wildlife in the context of tackling illegal wildlife trade.


  • Introductions
  • First Line of Defence (FloD): Holly Dublin (IIED senior associate) provided an introduction to the FLoD inititiave. FLoD's theory of change identifies four key approaches to effective community participation and Holly’s presentation focused on one of these: decreasing the costs of living with wildlife.
  • People not Poaching: Liv Wilson-Holt (PnP database editor) provided a guided tour of the People not Poaching (PnP) platform and shared a diversity of case studies that are responding to conflict between communities and wildlife.
  • Ruaha Carnivore Project: Amy Dickman (director at the Ruaha Carnivore Project) talked about her work in Tanzania that empowers the communities surrounding Ruaha National Park to promote coexistence and reduce IWT.
  • Question-and-answer session with participants



Community based approaches to tackling IWT, with a focus on responding to human-wildlife conflict. (YouTube)