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Feature Story May 20, 2022

Wave of Solidarity

Countries across Asia supported by the UNDP through the GWP are working to combat the illegal wildlife trade through strategies like enhancing collaboration, enforcement, governance and tourism development.

feature story Mar 16, 2022

A Community of Wildlife Conservationists: Staying Engaged in Virtual Times

Find out how the Global Wildlife Program has coordinated and shared lessons with projects virtually.

Mar 03, 2022

World Wildlife Day 2022

Wildlife is an irreplaceable asset that plays a key role in the health of ecosystems and societies alike. Today over 8,400 species are critically endangered, and many thousands more are endangered or vulnerable.

Feb 02, 2022

Celebrating World Wetland Day

Wetlands are important for biodiversity conservation and they promote sustainable development goals.

Video Jan 26, 2022

Combating Illegal Wildlife Trade through Ports

Illegal trade in wildlife products is one of the largest illicit trades. Both public and private sectors must work together to combat this transnational organized crime and end illegal wildlife trade.

Feature Story Nov 29, 2021

Jaguar Conservation: Coordination, Connectivity, and Coexistence

International Jaguar Day on November 29th raises awareness about the increasing threats facing the jaguar and the critical conservation efforts needed to ensure its survival.

Toolkit Sep 30, 2021

Collaborative Management Partnership Toolkit

A new toolkit describes public-private partnership models for protected area management.

Video Sep 22, 2021

World Rhino Day

Rhinos in South Africa are threatened by poaching but dedicated organizations and passionate individuals are working tirelessly to save these species. ⁠

Feature Story Aug 10, 2021

Forensics for Wildlife

Analyzing DNA from seized elephant ivory helps fight illegal wildlife trade.

Annual Report Jul 14, 2021

The Global Wildlife Program - Knowledge Platform 2020

The report provides an overview of the GWP approach to addressing the drivers of wildlife population decline and activities implemented by the GWP projects at the global, regional, and national levels.

Jun 14, 2021

Banking on Protected Areas

The study quantifies the impacts of protected area tourism on local economies to show that protected areas promote conservation and development.

feature story Oct 02, 2020

The Journey Back to Recovery – Resources to Develop Tourism Sustainably

The tourism sector faces a loss of nearly 200 million jobs due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Nature-based tourism has been hard hit. New report offers resources to help design recovery strategies sustainably.

Feature Story Aug 13, 2020

Disrupting Maritime Trafficking of Wildlife Through African Seaports

The project on reducing maritime trafficking of wildlife between Africa and Asia is working on combatting illegal wildlife trade.

feature story Jul 30, 2020

Risking Lives to Protect Wildlife: Stories from Rangers in the Field

More than 150 rangers lose their lives on duty every year while protecting wildlife and national parks. On the World Ranger Day we honor rangers serving on the frontline of conservation.

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The Global Wildlife Program is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and led by the World Bank. Partners include governments of 32 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America along with UNDP, UN Environment, ADB, IUCN, WWF, and CI.

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