Combatting Wildlife Trafficking Case Study Publication published by USAID

By Stop Illegal Fishing:1st Jun, 2018: FISH-i Africa

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have published a Combatting Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) Case Study Compilation, ‘Capacity Building for Enforcement and Prosecution’. The 12 case studies published were selected from 49 entries received in response to USAID’s Office of Forestry and Biodiversity global call for case studies addressing the questions posed in the Agency’s CWT Learning Agenda.

On the 11th May 2018 USAID, in cooperation with Environmental Incentives, organised a CWT Learning Event in Pretoria, South Africa. The event brought together USAID personnel as well as representatives from TRAFFIC, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to share best practice and lesson learning from seven of the case studies selected.

The FISH-i Africa Task Force was selected as one of the case studies to be published, based on its applicability, relevance, the value of the lessons learnt, and the depth of analysis. Attending the event, Stop Illegal Fishing’s Mark Ssemakula presented the FISH-i Africa poster summarising the initiative, describing results of the enforcement actions and discussing the lessons learned since the Task Force became operational. He stated, “the efforts of the Task Force are making a real difference, and we are happy that FISH-i Africa was selected as one of the case studies to be published, together with other great initiatives. It was eye opening to see how the problem of wildlife trafficking is being confronted in other parts of the continent and the world.”

Download the Combatting Wildlife Trafficking Case Study Publication here.

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