Zero poaching is achieved when there are no detectable traces of poaching activity in the landscape over a set time period and there is no discernible impact on a species to recover and sustain an increase in population. To learn more, download our mission statement
This Toolkit helps national and state agencies, protected area managers, rangers and other frontline protection staff close gaps in anti-poaching efforts. The tools are freely available and well supported by a host of organizations. Using this Toolkit sends a strong international message that a country is taking steps to ensure its natural capital and iconic species continue well into the 21st century and beyond.
Nepal, a small Himalayan nation, has shown that eliminating poaching is actually possible. Having achieved 365 days of Zero Poaching twice between 2011 and 2014, Nepal hopes to be an example to the world while forging sustainable partnerships in working together towards Zero Poaching.
The Zero Poaching Toolkit serves as a benchmark for countries to assess their own positions and statuses towards achieving Zero Poaching. The Government of Nepal is committed to Zero Poaching and has achieved it over the course of several years and in several protected areas. While it is not an easy task, it does start with that first step and Nepal fervently hopes other countries will commit to taking steps to achieve Zero Poaching in their own territories. Wildlife is under threat from poaching and we must all work together to ensure a future for our wildlife for the sake of our future generations.