WCC 2016 Res 025 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic, and Social Policy 2017-2020
Period covered: 
Geographic scope: 
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
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: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
United Nations Environment Program, Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Policy influencing/advocacyProvided technical advice and support for the establishment of the CITES Rural Communities Working Group, looking at ways to increase the participation of rural communities in CITES processes (including in actions to reduce IWT)On-going
Scientific/technical activitiesReport prepared by IUCN SULi, IUCN ESARO and IIED reviewing lessons and best practice on engaging communities in sustainable wildlife management for combating unsustainable use and IWT.Completed
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
Overall there is significant work going on within IUCN to implement this Resolution.
What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
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.
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Convene stakeholders/NetworkingA community voice event in advance of the London Conference on IWT
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessShort films highlighting community perspectives on illegal wildlife trade and what effective measures to combat it would be.