Space for Giants, with funding from Stop Ivory and The ICCF Group, has written this series of guides that can advise African authorities how they might strengthen legislation and improve prosecution and adjudication of wildlife and forestry crimes.
Countries face growing challenges applying existing laws to protect resources including productive land, wildlife, and forestry that can continue to bring people benefits only if they are sustainably and collectively managed.
Poachers, illegal loggers, trespassers and others routinely escape justice because of loopholes in old legislation, counter-productive sentencing options, or a lack of case law that might guide fresh convictions.
This suite of new advisory documents can guide authorities and policymakers as they enact and enforce stronger laws against wildlife and forestry crime. The documents draw on the insight of experienced legal practitioners in the wildlife and environmental fields.