Africa adopts a strategy on wildlife following the Brazzaville Conference on wildlife Trafficking

 

 

Please download: African Strategy on Combating Illegal Exploitation and Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa.

 

 

The overall objectiveof the strategy is to prevent and reduce with the view of eliminating the illegal exploitation and illegal trade in wild fauna and flora in Africa through the domestication and implementation of an Africa wide strategic framework. It has been formulated to guide a common, coordinated response by countries in Africa to combat the illegal exploitation and illegal trade in wild fauna and flora.

 

 

The Strategy is built around the following seven core objectives:

 

  • (i) Increase the level of political commitment to prevent, combat and eradicate illegal exploitation and illegal trade in wild fauna and flora, and to recognise illegal trade in wild fauna and flora as a serious crime;

 

  • (ii) Improve governance, integrity and enhance regional, inter-regional cooperation;

 

  • (iii) Enhance engagement with consumer states to reduce demand, supply and transit of illegal products of wild fauna and flora;

 

  • (iv) Promote the participatory approach with economic development and community livelihoods through sustainable use of wild fauna and flora; (iv) Reduce, and prevent and eliminate the economic, security and stability impact of wildlife crime;(vi)Increase capacity, information, advocacy and public awareness;

 

  • (vii) Increase the capacity of source and transit states in detecting illegal wild fauna and flora products including in the exit and transit points and – has seven strategic components: Political Commitment, Regional and International Cooperation, Enforcement and Compliance, Training and Capacity Development, Awareness and Advocacy, Knowledge, Information and Technology and Governance which are further summarized in a Matrix of implementation (Annex 1).

 

 Image: Marie Claude Simard

 

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