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#CITESCoP18: Activity Summary for WA BiCC and Partners

Aug 17, 2019
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The USAID-funded West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change Program (WA BiCC), in collaboration with a diverse set of partners, is organizing four side events to engage key stakeholders, including CITES Parties and the Secretariat, on efforts in West Africa on Combating Wildlife Trafficking (CWT). The side events will focus on policy development, capacity building, existing and potential partnerships and wildlife law enforcement tools and technologies.

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Reports

Regional Workshop on Combating Wildlife Trafficking For Prosecutors and Judicial Officers – Lomé Report

Jul 23, 2019
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As wildlife trafficking continues to devastate ecosystems in Central and Western Africa, the prosecution of environmental crimes is becoming increasingly important. However, bringing justice for these crimes is difficult, as many wildlife criminals that are seized or arrested in the region are not prosecuted or receive weak penalties. To combat this problem, several international agencies — the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) and the US Department of State’s USAID West Africa Regional Mission — worked to create two workshops educating judges and lawyers on how to prosecute environmental crimes.

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Reports

Regional Workshop on Combating Wildlife Trafficking For Prosecutors and Judicial Officers – Accra Report

Jul 23, 2019
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In anticipation of new baselines on threats to biodiversity, and to determine ways of strengthening policy implementation, WA BiCC decided to initiate awareness-raising and capacity-strengthening programs for stakeholders. They held a workshop that addressed wildlife trafficking issues and wildlife legislation, while exploring the roles stakeholders — judges, prosecutors, and investigators — might play in finding a solution. One of the largest problems to overcome was the fact that many arrested wildlife criminals receive weak penalties at best.

Presentations

Advanced Regional Workshop on Combating Wildlife Trafficking for Prosecutors and Judicial Officers Presentations

Mar 27, 2019


Here are the presentations from the Advanced Regional Workshop on Combating Wildlife Trafficking for Prosecutors and Judicial Officers; a capacity building program designed to enhance the ability of African countries to prosecute wildlife trafficking and related crimes through the application of best practices and maximum use of available criminal law enforcement tools.

Fact Sheets

Strengthening Climate Change Resilience in the Fresco Coastal Landscape, Côte d’Ivoire

Mar 20, 2019
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The Fresco coastal landscape includes the Fresco Lagoon and the Bolo and Niouniourou rivers which feed the lagoon with fresh water. Known locally as Koyiri, the lagoon lies in the administrative region of Gbokle. It has been classified as a Ramsar Site due to its rich biodiversity, including several endangered species like the manatee and…

Reports

Scoping Study Report on Aquatic ETPs

Jan 21, 2019
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This study was done to assess the knowledge base of Aquatic endangered species in the West Africa Region.

Fact Sheets

Strengthening Collaborative Management of the Ziama-Wonegizi- Wologizi Transboundary Forest Landscape

Jan 21, 2019
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Get intimate with the Ziama-Wonegizi-Wologizi Transboundary Forest Landscape and learn more about our ongoing interventions to conserve this forest heritage.

Info Brief

Aquatic ETP Issues Brief

Jan 18, 2019


Throughout West Africa, declining fisheries resources and rising human populations have accelerated the displacement of many communities from their traditional food sources. This in turn is driving new forms of aquatic meat consumption, as well as the rise of illegal local and international trade aimed at revenue generation.

Info Brief

Integrating Coastal Issues into National Adaptation Plans Lessons from West Africa

Jan 18, 2019


The coastal ecosystems of West Africa are a rich source of biological diversity and natural resources. They provide critical environmental services: natural vegetative buffers to fluctuating tides and rain events; regulation of salinity and water quality where freshwater rivers and coastal saltwater meet; fixation and storage of carbon; and spawning grounds for aquatic resources.

Fact Sheets

Combating Wildlife Trafficking Brief

Jan 18, 2019
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Wildlife trafficking is a global menace that not only deplete wildlife population but also cause loss of lives and human security. Learn more about this and what we are doing to combat it.

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