Is the future face of conservation female?

Photo credit: Brent Stirton/IAPF

Photo credit: Brent Stirton/IAPF

Is the future of conservation female?

“If you’re serious about investing in communities, hire women”

“If you’re serious about investing in communities, hire women”

Changing attitudes towards the role of women

Photo credit: Julia Gunther

Photo credit: Julia Gunther

Changing attitudes towards the role of women

Rescue. Rehabilitate. Release. Repeat.

Rescue. Rehabilitate. Release. Repeat.

What’s the BIG Deal?

The Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) is the fourth largest transnational organised crime in the world. It’s up there with narcotics, guns and human trafficking. Revenues upwards of $200 billion a year are generated from IWT. It’s a relatively low risk way of criminals earning a huge amount of money. Besides driving many endangered species towards extinction, IWT strengthens criminal networks and undermines national security.

What’s the BIG Deal?

The Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) is the fourth largest transnational organised crime in the world. It’s up there with narcotics, guns and human trafficking. Revenues upwards of $200 billion a year are generated from IWT. It’s a relatively low risk way of criminals earning a huge amount of money. Besides driving many endangered species towards extinction, IWT strengthens criminal networks and undermines national security.

“The long term conservation of wildlife will not be achieved by military tactics, on computer screens or at workshops, but by field conservationists who build relationships with the people living with wildlife or around our national parks”

Garth Owen-Smith – Trustee and Consultant for IRDNC

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