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WCC 2020 Res 101 - Progress Report

General information
IUCN Constituencies implementing this Resolution
IUCN Members: 
Wildlife Clubs of Kenya ( WCK ) / Kenya
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Species Survival Commission 2021-2025 (SSC)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Indicate which actions have been carried out to implement this Resolution : 
Convene stakeholders/Networking
Education/Communication/Raising awareness
Field activities
Policy influencing/advocacy
Scientific/technical activities
Describe the results/achievements of the actions taken: 
Since the adoption of IUCN Resolution 101, two main organizations (Wildlife Clubs of Kenya, and the IUCN SSC Human-Wildlife Conflict and Coexistence Specialist Group) have been actively involved in the implementation of recommended actions. Briefly, the Wildlife Clubs of Kenya (WCK) has mostly focused on ground efforts to resolve human-wildlife conflicts (HWC) in Kenya, while the Specialist Group (SG) has helped to increase the profile of HWC amongst key stakeholders, develop tools and knowledge, support policy development and initiated the development of HWC indicators.
To address a school-elephant conflict in the Sekenani Girls High School in Kenya, the WCK is mitigating HWC through Apiculture by installing 20 langstroth beehives which have reduced conflicts by preventing elephants from reaching the school campus.
The SG has continuously played a key role supporting parties on the inclusion of a Target on human-wildlife conflict & coexistence in the Convention on Biological Diversity post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). The group has produced four information documents to assist parties. The Chair of the SG participated in the CBD meetings in Geneva in March 2022 to support parties as they negotiated the text of the Post-2020 GBF ahead of COP15. These have helped parties to make more informed decisions including continuously including human wildlife conflicts in the draft post-2020 GBF in the build-up to COP15.
The SG has actively implemented education, communication actions on HWC including a press conference, publication of an IUCN Issues Brief on HWC, a press conference addressing the global challenge of HWC organized during the IUCN World Conservation Congress in September 2021, regularly posting articles and papers on its social media platforms, attending webinars and sessions to engage with a wider audience, and provide expert input into media outputs. These have helped to raise the profile of HWC amongst policy makers, journalists or anyone looking for an accessible overview of HWC.
The SG is also working with key partners including organizations and state governments. In June 2022, the Group convened a workshop bringing together participants from five organizations (FAO, WWF, CBD Secretariat and OEWG, and UNEP-WCMC) and eight government parties (Angola, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Mozambique, Namibia, Uganda, and UK). This workshop helped to initiate discussions for the development of human wildlife conflict indicators.
The SG is currently developing IUCN Guidelines on the Management of Human-Wildlife Conflict & Coexistence. This will be published in 2023 and will help conservation practitioners, community leaders, decision-makers, researchers, government officers in managing human wildlife conflicts.

What challenges/obstacles have been encountered in the implementation of this Resolution and how were they overcome : 
The main challenge encountered is securing funds for the implementation of activities, especially on ground activities.
Briefly describe what future actions are needed for the implementation of this Resolution: 
There is need for more capacity building. The IUCN Guidelines on the Management of Human-Wildlife Conflict & Coexistence which will be published in 2023 will be a helpful tool to improve the capacities of all major actors involved in human-wildlife conflicts.
There is also need for fundraising to implement more on-the ground actions
Are these actions planned for yet: 
Status of implementation
Status of implementation for this Resolution: 
On-going: implementation consisting of repetitive, recurrent action (attending meetings, reporting, etc.)