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Skills, employment, strong local institutions and good relationships between people and parks can counter subsistence poaching

25 September 2019
Publication Type: Policy Brief
JEL Code: C25, C35, C93, Q25, Q51

Subsistence poaching can severely threaten biodiversity and community livelihoods. It can lead to a decrease in wildlife abundance, and in the worst cases, extinction of certain species. This can have devastating ripple effects throughout ecosystems, jeopardize food security and impact on rural economies dependent on wildlife through, for example, tourism.

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