Find out more about different training sessions and workshops conducted by People not Poaching partner organisations and others on communities and IWT

Communities combating illegal wildlife trade: An online learning series for the East African Community region

Conservation organisations from East African Community partner states attended seven online learning events between September and December 2020 on the application of the ‘Local Communities: First Line of Defence against Illegal Wildlife Trade’ (FLoD) initiative.

Park action plans: Increasing community engagement in tackling wildlife crime

This IIED-led project, funded by the UK Government’s IWT Challenge Fund, has developed training modules aimed at strengthening the skills of Community Conservation Wardens, from the Uganda Wildlife Authority, to effectively engage local people living around Uganda’s protected areas.

Local Communities: First Line of Defence against Illegal Wildlife Trade (FLoD) initiative

In April 2016, the International Institute for International Development (IIED), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), IUCN CEESP/SSC Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group, and the IUCN/SSC African Elephant Specialist Group developed a new initiative - Local Communities: First Line of Defence against Illegal Wildlife Trade (FLoD). Background to the FLoD initiative, guidance on implementing the methodology and case studies of its application can be found on the IUCN website.