Community Voices on IWT: Brisetha Hendricks


Brisetha Hendricks, Ûibasen Twyfelfontein Conservancy, Namibia, is interviewed about the importance of local communities getting a voice in efforts to combat the illegal wildlife trade.

Hendricks was among the participants at a Community Voices: local perspectives on international responses to the illegal wildlife trade conference at London Zoo on 10 October 2018.

The event was organised by IIED, International Union for Conservation of Nature Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (IUCN SULi), Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). 

The representatives from communities affected by the illegal wildlife trade called on governments meeting at the London conference on the illegal wildlife trade (11-12 October) to recognise local communities as equal partners in conserving wildlife, strengthen their rights to land and increase benefits from wildlife, and give local knowledge equal status in tackling the illegal wildlife trade.