TNRC Knowledge Hub - Anti-Corruption Basics for Conservation Practitioners

Anti-Corruption Basics for Conservation Practitioners

Strengthening understanding of the underlying drivers and facilitators of corruption and the range of anti-corruption approaches that can be built into programming is key to achieving conservation goals.

“Targeting corruption opens new windows of opportunity to address environmental challenges. ”

Daniela Gomel
Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina

Policy attention, corporate leadership, and civil society action are increasingly focused on tackling corruption's impact on the environment. In the conservation world, attention has focused especially on legal deterrents and robust enforcement action, alongside calls for transparency and exposure of offenders. Many more options are also available, focusing on inclusion, livelihoods, and behavioral insights, among others. A holistic approach involves starting with careful analysis of context to identify the most feasible and promising approaches to address specific corruption challenges. This page provides basic definitions, guidance, and training to help conservationists get started with anti-corruption programming.



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