Community Voices, Latin America and the Caribbean
Just before the ‘First High-Level Conference of the Americas on Illegal Wildlife Trade’ in October 2019, IIED, IUCN SULi, SWM Project Guyana and partners convened a three-day ‘Community Voices’ event. It brought together over 20 community representatives from across Latin America and the Caribbean, and over 50 representatives from NGOs, donor agencies and academia. The event provided a forum to share perspectives on responses to illegal wildlife trade and anti-poaching efforts, and to discuss how sustainable use and legal trade of wildlife may complement more traditional responses.
This report summarises the proceedings and presents the ‘Community Statement’ of key messages developed by the participants to inform discussions at the High-Level Conference.
La declaración de la comunidad también está disponible en español.