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On 10th-11th October 2018, the UK Government will host a major Heads of Government conference on tackling the illegal wildlife trade (IWT), the London 2018 IWT Conference. One of its central aims is to build coalitions between sectors, including researchers, private sector, NGOs, civil society (including the media) and governments.
To support this aim, five of the UK’s most active IWT research organisations are organising a novel event entitled ‘Evidence to Action: Research to Address the Illegal Wildlife Trade’ to be held at the Zoological Society of London on October 9, 2018. The event will bring together researchers and end-users from across all sectors working on IWT, to find new ways of working together to tackle this complex topic. Research plays a central role in finding real-world solutions to the challenges posed by IWT, in ways that are evidence-based, and effective.
- Underline the importance of evidence in effectively tackling IWT and showcase existing research with real-world impact
- Promote cross-sector collaboration to use reliable evidence to increase the effectiveness of IWT actions
- Provide policy-relevant and evidence-based suggestions on how to tackle IWT
Call for Contributions
This Evidence to Action event will cover the full range of areas in which research can support action, explicitly reaching across IWT stakeholder groups to learn from experience and build collaborations that can inform policy and action. We aim to be inclusive and seek a diversity of approaches and perspectives.
We are calling for expressions of interest in contributing to the programme of this key event. The call for submissions is now officially open, with a closing date of Fri 6 July 2018. More information about the event and how to submit your contribution is available on the OMP-IWT website.