The Save Wildlife Conference will place particular emphasis on facilitating sustainable livelihoods and economic development as well as on strengthening law enforcement. At the conference the participants can work together on these subjects during Working Groups sessions.

Close Wildlife Deals!

The conference will bring together key stakeholders, including representatives from governments, international organisations and the private sector to translate the knowledge accumulated through research, policy and practice into concrete and effective action to conserve wildlife.

The focus will be on how to act on lessons learned and explore new, concrete solutions to tackle wildlife crime and thus save one of the most precious assets of the world. These new solutions will be explored in several working groups, with the goal of striking Wildlife Deals.

Wildlife Deals are concrete, cross-sectorial action plans made by different configurations of stakeholders which commit themselves to action in new solutions to combat wildlife crime. The deals will seek to reinforce and prompt real action. The multi-stakeholders will come together in several working groups during the first two days of the conference. Each working group will focus on several aspects of fighting wildlife crime on the following themes, using experiences from all over the world:

  • Sustainable Livelihood
  • Technology
  • Effective governance
  • Demand reduction
  • Finance
  • Tourism

Participants of the working groups will be asked to think through what they have to offer and what they hope to achieve by participating. The working groups should encourage the parties to engage in interactive discussions and commitments. In addition to Wildlife Deals prepared in advance of the conference, we hope that parties will get inspired during the working groups to commit to new Wildlife Deals. Voluntary participation is the key.

Day 2 ends with a closing session that gives a short overview of the Wildlife Deals, collaborations and efforts made in the several working groups. Wildlife Deals can be made in different stages. For example:

An agreement between a government and a university where the government sponsors a research project

A party that knows all about new technology and a party that knows all about wildlife parks find a new solution to combat wildlife crime

A party agrees to share its existing network or contacts with another party

On day 3, the high-level Round Table will get the opportunity to reinforce political commitment on a ministerial level, and to endorse the concluded Wildlife Deals.

Please register for the Working Groups you want to participate in, by using your personalized code.

Join our LinkedIn Groups

 Already looking forward to meet the conference visitors and discuss aspects of the wildlife deals?

You could connect with your working groups beforehand through LinkedIn. Our LinkedIn groups are closed areas for the participants to share information or discuss in advance.

Please tell us what you are looking for on the conference. Additionally, we are very curious about your expertise. We can’t wait to meet you there!