Bangladesh and Nepal - Strengthening Regional Cooperation for Wildlife Protection in Asia

April 7, 2011

IDA Credit (Bangladesh): US$36 Million Equivalent
Terms: Maturity: 40 years; Grace: 10 years
IDA Grant (Nepal): US$3 Million Equivalent
Project ID: P121210

Project Description: The project is the first phase of a program designed to support of the conservation and protection of wildlife species in both countries. It will assist the participating governments to build or enhance shared capacity, institutions, knowledge, and incentives to collaborate in tackling illegal wildlife trade and other selected regional conservation threats to habitats in border areas, while promoting ecotourism, which has become the fastest growing and most profitable segment of the tourist industry.

Media Contacts
Benjamin Crow
Tel : (202) 473-5105