About the Global Wildlife Program
Led by the World Bank and funded by the GEF, the Global Wildlife Program is a $213 million global partnership that coordinates with partners in 29 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America to support actions on the ground to improve wildlife and protected area management, enhance community livelihood benefits, strengthen law enforcement, curb illegal trade, reduce demand of illegal wildlife products and accelerate learning on relevant topics on the illegal trade of wildlife.
Many of the GWP’s national projects invest in activities that involve the active participation of individuals and communities in wildlife conservation so they may benefit from the economic value of wildlife through tourism or alternative livelihoods in order to sustain conservation efforts.
In Africa, the GWP has programs in Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, the Republic of Congo, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. In Asia, programs are in Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. The World Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), partner with the governments or other executing partners to implement the national projects. And in Latin America there are programs in Belize, Ecuador and Panama.
The World Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), partner with the governments or other executing partners to implement the national projects.
The GWP’s collaborative partners include the GEF, the International Consortium to Combat Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) including the CITES Secretariat, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Traffic, WildAid, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and WWF.