The objectives of the event on “Illegal Wildlife Trade in Latin America and the Caribbean: impacts on local communities and opportunities for legal and sustainable use” are to:

- Allow community voices to raise awareness on the impacts of illegal wildlife trade on local communities

- Understand the role that sustainable use strategies for subsistence or legal wildlife trade can play as part of the strategy to reduce illegal wildlife trade

- Showcase examples of sustainable use strategies that have proved to contribute to human well-being and reduce illegal wildlife trade in Latin America and the Caribbean.

- Discuss the enabling conditions for strategies aiming at reducing illegal wildlife trade to contribute to local livelihoods and human wellbeing, while reducing biodiversity loss and environmental degradation.

- Agree on a set of priority recommendations for the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference to participate in Declaration “Community Voices” and a Side Event.







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