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Global Wildlife Program

GWP Countries and Partners


Collectively, the GWP countries make up an incredible repository of biodiversity and potential for sustainable development. The program’s integrated platform supports national governments, Ministries of Environment and Natural Resources and the Department of Wildlife and Protected Areas across 32 countries.

In Africa, the GWP has programs in Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (WBG), Republic of Congo (UNDP), South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

In Asia, programs are in Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines (see brochure), Thailand, and Vietnam.

In South Asia, programs are in India and Pakistan.

In Latin America, programs are in Belize, Ecuador, and Panama.

*Countries without hyperlinks were added as part of the GWP Phase II, approved by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council in June 2019.


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The GWP collaborates with development partners in the ground to reduce the impacts of wildlife poaching and trafficking, and promote livelihood activities by local communities. The implementing agencies channeling the funds to the governments or other partners for the national projects are the World Bank GroupUnited Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

The GWP works with the International Consortium to Combat Wildlife Crime (ICCWC), donors and conservation partners to implement an integrated approach for biodiversity conservation, wildlife crime prevention and sustainable development, including:

  • The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Secretariat
  • International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Traffic
  • WildAid 
  • Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
  • World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

"Wildlife crime has reached worrying levels and threatens the survival of species in the region. We hope that by participating in the Global Wildlife Program we can access the best technology, learning, and partners to combat wildlife crime."
Faycal Abdel Kerim Gardia
GEF Operational Focal Point of Chad

Current Donors and Partners

 

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Supported by:

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The Global Environment Facility (GEF)

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 and WWF.





Contact

Global Wildlife Program
1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433
gwp-info@worldbank.org