Video: Uplifting Communities While Protecting Wildlife

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In July 2020, Animal People attended the annual United Nations High Level Political Forum as a member of the Animal Issues Thematic Cluster. As part of this event, Animal People Executive Director Wolf Gordon Clifton conducted a series of interviews with experts on various aspects of animal protection and sustainability. We will be releasing recordings of those interviews here on Animal People Forum.

In the video below, Kartick Satyanarayan and Geeta Seshamani, co-founders of Wildlife SOS, speak with Wolf Gordon Clifton about combating wildlife crime through community development. They discuss Wildlife SOS’ community development program with India’s Kalandar people, as well as whether community development can replace punishment-based responses to wildlife crime.


Featured image: a working elephant in India. Image credit Nupur Shah, CC BY-SA 2.0.

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