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Brief: Rewards and Risks Associated with Community Engagement in Anti-Poaching and Anti-Trafficking

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Authors
Michael Painter, David Wilkie, Anila Jacob
Description

This short technical brief summarizes the research paper “Rewards and Risks Associated with Community Engagement in Anti-Poaching and Anti-Trafficking Efforts” to explore the roles communities do and should play in countering wildlife crime, motivations and benefits for individuals and communities to engage in anti-poaching and anti-trafficking efforts, and risks and mitigation of risks associated with involvement. Peer-reviewed and grey literature, structured interviews, and case studies informed the research, with highlights from six case studies in Peru, Madagascar, Namibia, Philippines, Kenya, and Indonesia. This is key research to build evidence about community engagement in USAID’s projects.