Policy paper

Illegal Wildlife Trade: Kasane statement

The Kasane statement is a commitment to combat illegal wildlife trade.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Kasane statement

Déclaration (French)

Declaración (Spanish)

Bản tuyên bố (Vietnamese)

声明 (Chinese)

Declaração (Portuguese)


The Kasane statement is a political commitment made by the representatives of governments and regional economic integration organisations, gathered for the Kasane conference on illegal wildlife trade in Kasane, Botswana on 25 March 2015.

The statement recognises the significant detrimental economic, security, social, and environmental impacts of the illegal trade in wildlife and identifies actions, building on the London declaration commitments, for countries and intergovernmental organisations to take to combat the illegal wildlife trade.

Published 25 March 2015
Last updated 27 April 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added the portuguese translation of the statment.
  2. Added the translated versions of the Kasane statement in French, Spanish, Vietnamese and Chinese.
  3. First published.