Increasing international demand for wildlife parts created pressure on the Manda National Park (MNP) in Chad and resulted in a decline of many species. In 1993 the four townships bordering MNP created a Village Committee to monitor the park in order to conserve its natural resources and reduce poaching. The overall objective was to ensure sustainable management of MNP.
Manda National Park is roughly 115,000 hectares in size and is located in southern Chad.
The poaching and wildlife trade problem
Species affected African Elephant Loxodonta africana , Big Cats , Giraffe , RhinocerosProducts in trade
Various animal parts, such as elephant tusks and rhino horn are traded in international markets.
Overview of the problem
Professional poachers who generally come from other countries, and are well-organised and equipped.
Strengthening disincentives for illegal behaviour
Sensitise the local populations on the problems and illegality of poaching.
Improving education and awarenessFurther detail
Inform local communities about the importance of conserving the Park.
Organisers, donors and partners
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