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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 across its GEF-6, GEF-7, and GEF-8 phases. The program’s integrated platform supports national governments, Ministries of Environment and Natural Resources and the Departments of Wildlife and Protected Areas across 38 countries.

In Africa, the GWP has projects in Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, NamibiaRepublic of Congo (WBG), South Africa (GEF-6), South Africa (GEF-7, HWC), South Africa (GEF-7, wildlife-based economy), Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

In Asia, projects are in Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia (GEF-6), Indonesia (GEF-7), Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

In South Asia, projects are in India (GEF-6), India (GEF-7), and Pakistan.

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


In the GEF-8 phase (Wildlife Conservation for Development), national projects will be developed in Colombia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Guinea, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal, Paraguay, the Philippines, Thailand, Uganda and Zambia.

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The GWP collaborates with development partners on the ground to reduce the impacts of wildlife poaching, trafficking, human-wildlife conflict and promote livelihood activities by local communities. The GEF 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), World Wildlife Fund (WWF), International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Conservation International (CI) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Technical partners of the GWP include the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Secretariat, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Secretariat, TRAFFIC, WildAID, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

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


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The Global Environment Facility (GEF)

The Global Wildlife Program, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and led by the World Bank, partners with governments of 38 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and ADB, CI, IUCN, UNDP, UNEP, WWF, CITES, CMS, TRAFFIC, WCS, WildAID.


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