Wildlife Trafficking and the Role of Religion


Project Title Wildlife Trafficking and the Role of Religion
Project Summary How can we stop wildlife trafficking and how can religious communities play a role? Help us understand best practices for religious communities to stop illegal poaching and the illegal wildlife trade.
Country United States
Agency Department of State
DoS Office Other
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 2
Project Description

Religious communities play a role in communities around the world, and they can help address one of the world's most pressing problems - illegal poaching and wildlife trafficking. Demand for trafficked ivory is often driven by the desire for devotional objects, such as rosaries, but we know religious communities want to be part of the solution. Research what religious communities have done on wildlife trafficking and what would be possible for them to do.

Desired Skills Interests
Skill
Wildlife Trafficking
Religion
Africa
Islam
Christianity
Environment
Wildlife
Animals
Poaching
Catholicism
Elephants
Additional Information

Please see www.state.gov/s/rga/ for more information.