Zimbabwe courts ‘effectively’ prosecuting wildlife crime, with some gaps, finds first survey of trial outcomes Baseline study finds high conviction rates for most wildlife crime prosecutions Recommendations include amending legislation and increasing training Report, from Zimbabwe and international organisations, handed to authorities VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe – Eight of every ten prosecutions of cases involving elephant […]
Harnessing the economic opportunity of nature-based tourism could help pay to protect wildlife while also growing economies Space for Giant’s recent Working Paper, Building a Wildlife Economy, describes how Africa’s governments can take advantage of the global surge in nature-based tourism. Increasing earnings by between four and eleven times by attracting responsible tourism businesses could […]
Tourism drives 8.5% of Africa’s economy, and supports 24m jobs. By 2030, visitors could more than double, to 134m people. The global tourism industry accounts for one in ten jobs and 10.4% of GDP or $8.8 trillion annually. It accounted for one of every five new jobs created over the last five years, globally. […]
Published Date December 2018 Author(s) Space for Giants Full Paper: 2018 Impact Report (opens in new window) From the CEO’s Welcome Note: We know that the threats to elephants and their landscapes are complex. The response must be equally multi-faceted. We combine robust frontline protection, stronger legal action, and reduce the costs to local people of living with […]
Wildlife crimes and poaching incidents have been on the increase in recent years, across the African continent, and Botswana has not been spared. Poaching is more organised and the transnational nature of such criminal activity has evolved and diversified with links that include human migrant exploitation, money laundering, arms and drugs trafficking to name a […]
WILDLIFE OFFENCES IN UGANDA “Points to Prove” A Guide for Prosecutors and Investigators including Sample Charges and Standard Operating Procedures From the Introduction: Wildlife crime is an issue of growing and substantial national and international concern. A growing awareness of the links between wildlife crime and organised criminal syndicates has contributed significantly to this concern, […]
Published Date 9 July 2018 Author(s) Space for Giants Full Paper: Analysis of Prosecutions of Ivory, Rhino Horn and Sandalwood Crime in North Central Kenya – A Case Study (opens in new window) The global illegal wildlife trade is operated by transnational organised crime syndicates and valued at an estimated $7-10 billion annually. High profile ivory seizures and […]
Published Date June 2018 Author(s) Space for Giants Full Paper: 2017 Annual Report (opens in new window) Space for Giants grew significantly in 2017, in terms of the work we do on the ground, and the support we call on to accelerate the impact of that work. Uganda’s protected areas were heading for major new conservation-compatible investment, following […]
Second Giants Club Summit celebrates progress but warns: the job’s not done yet Close to 30 senior government delegates and almost 100 conservationists, scientists, philanthropists, financiers and celebrities took part in the second Giants Club Summit in Kasane in Botswana in March, attended by His Excellency Ian Khama, the former President of Botswana.
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.