LEGAL HUB© FAO/David Mansell-Moullin
INSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL CHALLENGES
The development and enforcement of appropriate legal frameworks is critical to help conserve wildlife, reduce poverty and improve food security.
Legal frameworks should reflect a diversity of interests. This includes environmental sustainability, socio-economic development (particularly for rural communities whose livelihoods depend on wildlife), customary use and traditional knowledge, gender equity, vulnerable and indigenous groups, and food security.
It is often difficult to reconcile all these aspects and interests across the different sectoral legislation that forms part of the national regulatory framework.