Commission statement

IUCN Commission Statement on the threat posed by unregulated use of poison

The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) hereby outlines its position in relation to the increasing incidence and scale of the use of poison causing catastrophic declines in wildlife populations across Africa.

There is increasing evidence that agricultural pesticides are being misused for the illegal killing of wildlife, partly because these poisons are cheap, easy to obtain and use, silent in their destruction and extremely effective.

This Position Statement is also available in French.