WCC 2016 Res 025 - Progress Report

General information
IUCN Constituencies implementing this Resolution
IUCN Members: 
Center for International Forestry Research ( CIFOR ) / Indonesia
International Institute for Environment and Development ( IIED ) / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Ministry of Environment and Tourism ( ) / Namibia
Namibia Nature Foundation ( ) / Namibia
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic, and Social Policy 2017-2020 (CEESP)
IUCN Species Survival Commission 2017-2020 (SSC)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Yes
Implémentation
Indicate which actions have been carried out to implement this Resolution : 
Policy influencing/advocacy
Scientific/technical activities
Describe the results/achievements of the actions taken: 
The IUCN CEESP/SSC SULi group, working with the IUCN Secretariat, and provided technical advice and support for the establishment of the CITES Rural Communities Working Group at the 69th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee, which is looking at ways to increase the participation of rural communities in CITES processes (including in actions to reduce IWT).

IUCN SULi, IUCN ESARO and IIED prepared a report that reviewed lessons learnt and best practice on engaging communities in sustainable wildlife management for combating unsustainable use and IWT.
What challenges/obstacles have been encountered in the implementation of this Resolution and how were they overcome : 
The policy discourse on IWT is dominated by a focus on enforcement and demand reduction. This resolution is challenged in some respects by implementation of IUCN Resolution 011, and implementation of that resolution by IUCN does not appear to be based on engagement of those communities in combating IWT.
Briefly describe what future actions are needed for the implementation of this Resolution: 
A community voice event in advance of the London Conference on IWT.
Short films highlighting community perspectives on illegal wildlife trade and what effective measures to combat it would be.
Status of implementation
Status of implementation for this Resolution: 
Underway: implementation well-advanced
Are these actions planned for yet: 
Yes