Combating illegal trade in wildlife

Do you want to learn about the economic, developmental and environmental aspects of the illegal wildlife trade? Are you interested in exploring global illegal wildlife supply chains and analyzing ways to trigger behavioral change and engage local communities in wildlife conservation as part of a broader set of sustainable development strategies and solutions? Would you like to become part of the community-of-practice in the fight against the illegal trade in wildlife and forest products? Pre-register for the Massive Online Open Course on Combating Illegal Trade in Wildlife today.

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Course starts: To be announced
Course ends: To be announced
Duration: 3 weeks
Estimated effort: 2 – 3 hours per week
Languages: English
 Requirements: Internet connection
 Course type: Massive online open course
Cost: Free

The United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Illicit Trade in Wildlife and Forest Products, composed of eight UN entities including the CITES Secretariat, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Department of Political Affairs, Department for Peacekeeping Operations, and Department of Global Communications, is excited to offer you a world-class Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on Combating Illegal Trade in Wildlife.

This three-week course facilitated in English will illustrate the many dimensions of the illegal international trade in wildlife. You will explore ways to prevent and combat illegal trade in wildlife, while contributing to species conservation and the achievement of the related Sustainable Development Goals. You will learn how to address the challenges associated with the illegal trade in wildlife, and what skills are needed to catalyze informed and effective action by citizens, policymakers, and civil society organisations. This course is aimed at sustainable development practitioners and policymakers but is open to everyone.

ITW MOOC highlights and outcomes

  • Gain hands-on tools to address the challenges of illegal trade in wildlife
  • Interact with experts working to halt the illicit trade in wildlife and forest products
  • Join the community-of-practice in the fight against illegal trade in wildlife and forest products
  • Take a deep dive into rich learning materials
  • Receive a certificate of completion from premier development institutions

The course covers the following topics

  • Week 1: The complexity of the illegal trade in wildlife
  • Week 2: Exploring global illegal wildlife supply chains
  • Week 3: Community engagement and citizen action

Learning objectives

By the time the course is completed, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish between legal and illegal trade in wildlife
  • Outline the scope, drivers, and impacts of illegal trade in wildlife
  • Understand supply chains for illegal trade in wildlife, from its source to the final destination markets
  • Analyze the role of various actors involved in illegal supply chains
  • Articulate the benefits of community engagement, sustainable livelihoods and protected area management
  • Examine the pathways for reducing demand through awareness and behaviour change

Course completion requirements

To receive the certificate of course completion, participants must complete:

  • Three online lessons
  • The course survey

Click Enroll to pre-register today. When you pre-register, we will notify you of the course dates once this information becomes available. If you have any questions, please contact the course team at [email protected].

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Bruce Baker

Dear Admin,
I am enrolled in the course and awaiting further information about course commencement. I registered 20 May 2020 and sent another email 31 May 2020. I hope the course can go ahead online even at this time of pandemic.
Kind regards,
Bruce Baker

Gabriela Migliazzo

Hello, I ve registered for this course. Could you please give me information when the course starts? Thank you very much. Regards Gabriela.

Debaprasad Sengupta

Dear Course Coordinator,

I have registered for the Combating illegal trade in wildlife course.Could be please update about the commencement of the course?

Regards,
Debaprasad

Kabita

Hello … any idea when the course is going to be started ?
Looking forward for it

Julie Kapuvari

Hello! We will notify you when the course starts. Thank you!

Andrés Tellería Rodríguez

Hello! When will the course start? Is there a date?

Julie Kapuvari

Hello! We will notify you when the course starts. Thank you!

Shaik

Please send update when the course starts eagerly waiting for this

Rama Kant Prasad Gupta

Hi,when is the course starting? Thanks

Julie Kapuvari

Dear Rama,
Thank you so much for your interest. This course is due to start eventually. We will notify you when it starts.

Lei Esther

The topic of this course is so timely. Hope this will start soonest! <3 thanks

Julie Kapuvari

Dear Lei,
This course is due to start eventually. We will notify you when it starts. Thank you so much for your interest.

Fanomezantsoa RASANDY

When this course will start? Thanks

Julie Kapuvari

Dear Fanomezantsoa,
This course is due to start this year. We will notify you when it starts. Thank you so much for your interest.

Francisco J San Miguel

I hope tue course start soon, thanks.

Julie Kapuvari

Dear Francisco,
This course is due to start this year. We will notify you when it starts. Thank you so much for your interest.

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