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Wildlife Consumer Behaviour Change Toolkit


This Toolkit has been created to support the ‘Community of Practice’ working on changing behaviour to reduce consumer demand for illegal wildlife products. In its current form, the Toolkit provides a single point of reference through which the Community can access the latest research papers, case studies, news items, campaign examples, media articles, business reports, TED talks or Podcasts… plus many other information resources on those buying/using wildlife products and the behavioural change approaches that can be applied to influence them!

Center for International Forestry Research


CIFOR’s research aims to improve outcomes for people that live in and around forests, and ultimately contribute to alleviating poverty. Research focuses on smallholder and community approaches, climate change and conservation initiatives, the process and effects of migration, the impact of forest investment and trade, and other related themes.

Bushmeat Research Initiative

The Bushmeat Research Initiative (BRI) was established in 2011 as an integral part of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry.

Since 2005 CIFOR and partner scientists have produced several theses and publications on the patterns and sustainability of bushmeat harvesting, consumption and marketing in tropical forests across Asia, Africa and Latin America. CIFOR has also been instrumental in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Liaison Group on Bushmeat whose recommendations have been adopted by the Conference of Parties. This previous work has influenced wildlife conservation and policy decision-making at the local, regional and national levels, and have contributed to diverse initiatives of agencies, institutions and other conservation practitioners including the creation of the Collaborative Partnership on Wildlife Management.

Great Apes Survival Partnership


Deforestation and habitat destruction are the primary threats to great ape survival, as great apes depend heavily on the forests in which they live. GRASP engages with national and private land owners, agro-industrial stakeholders, corporate executives and private sector decision-makers to promote responsible land-use management that protects and expands great ape habitat.

International Union for Conservation of Nature


IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges.

Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group

The IUCN Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi) is a global expert network formed by IUCN as a joint initiative of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) and the Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP). Our mission is to promote both conservation and livelihoods through enhancing equitable and sustainable use of wild species and their associated ecosystems.



CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.



TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, is the leading non-governmental organization working globally on trade in wild animals and plants in the context of both biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.

Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals


As an environmental treaty under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme, CMS provides a global platform for the conservation and sustainable use of migratory animals and their habitats. CMS brings together the States through which migratory animals pass, the Range States, and lays the legal foundation for internationally coordinated conservation measures throughout a migratory range.

International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation


The International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) is a politically independent advisory body which aims to preserve wild game and hunting. To achieve this goal, the CIC is promoting the sustainable use of wildlife resources. The CIC promotes, on a global scale, sustainable hunting as a tool for conservation, while building on valued traditions.

International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity


The International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB) was formed During the III Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP III) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in November 1996. The IIFB is a collection of representatives from indigenous governments, indigenous non-governmental organizations and indigenous scholars and activists that rganize around the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and other important international environmental meetings to help coordinate indigenous strategies at these meetings, provide advice to the government parties, and influence the interpretations of government obligations to recognize and respect indigenous rights to the knowledge and resources.

International Trade Centre


The International Trade Centre (ITC) is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. Our aim is for businesses in developing countries to become more competitive in global markets, speeding economic development and contributing to the achievement of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals.

International Union of Forest Research Organizations


UFRO is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists, which promotes global cooperation in forest-related research and enhances the understanding of the ecological, economic and social aspects of forests and trees. IUFRO is "the" global network for forest science cooperation. It unites more than 15,000 scientists in almost 700 Member Organizations in over 110 countries, and is a member of ICSU. Scientists cooperate in IUFRO on a voluntary basis.

World Organization for Animal Health


The need to fight animal diseases at global level led to the creation of the Office International des Epizooties through the international Agreement signed on January 25th 1924. In May 2003 the Office became the World Organisation for Animal Health but kept its historical acronym OIE. The OIE is the intergovernmental organisation responsible for improving animal health worldwide.

World Indigenous Network


The WIN World Network of Indigenous Peoples and Local Community Land and Sea Managers is a network that brings together indigenous and local community land and sea managers to share their knowledge and practices in managing ecosystems, protecting the environment and supporting sustainable livelihoods.

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