Combating Illegal Wildlife Trade and Human Wildlife Conflict in Angola

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From July 30, 2020 to July 30, 2026

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 15.7 End wildlife poaching, illegal species trafficking
  2. 15.c Increase local capacity to combat species poaching
  3. 15.a Mobilize resources for biodiversity conservation, sustainable use

Project ID: 5993

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Technical team

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Strengthening conservation areas


  • Wildlife conservation


  • Conserved areas
  • Forests


  • Terrestrial protected areas
  • Tropical forests

Transformed sector(s)

  • Other sectors

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Normative support


  • Law regulation
  • Management operation
  • Food and agricultural commodities


  • Laws enforcement/ Regulation
  • Conflict resolution
  • Standards/ Labeling/ Guideline
  • Wildlife and habitat conservation
  • Conserved areas/ protected areas management
  • Institutional capacity building
  • Awareness raising
  • Community capacity building
  • FACS strategies for sustainable supply chain (TP 4)

Social inclusion

  • Private sector
  • Local community/CSOs

Gender equality

  • Women decision making
  • Women's cooperatives and groups
  • Awareness raising (on gender)

Gender result effectiveness scale



  • Systems pathway
  • People pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Improve resilience

SDG target(s)

  • 15.7 End wildlife poaching, illegal species trafficking
  • 15.c Increase local capacity to combat species poaching
  • 15.a Mobilize resources for biodiversity conservation, sustainable use

Conventions and protocols

  • the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

Private sector(s)

  • Individuals/Entrepreneurs
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises

Hot topic

  • Structural/system transformation

Project description

Brief project description: The project is designed to address key threats for wildlife in Angola including poaching and illegal wildlife trade, human-wildlife conflicts, and degradation of habitat. The project Objective is to prevent the extinction of terrestrial species by combating illegal wildlife trade (IWT) and reducing human-wildlife conflict (HWC) in Angola. The Objective will be achieved through integrated implementation of four project strategies (Components): Component 1. Strengthening the policy, legal and institutional framework and national capacity to manage wildlife, including HWC, and address wildlife crime; Component 2. Strengthening capacity of selected PAs and law enforcement agencies in the target areas to control poaching, IWT, HWC, and habitat degradation; Component 3. Engaging local communities in sustainable wildlife, forest and PA management; and Component 4. Knowledge Management, M&E and Gender Mainstreaming. The project's priority investments will be made in the two selected project areas – Maiombe National Park and Luando Strict Nature Reserve, which are important habitats for such endangered species as forest elephant, western lowland gorilla, central chimpanzee, and black giant sable antelope. While this project is not a part of the GEF Programmatic Approach to Prevent the Extinction of Known Threatened Species (GWP) it was designed to contribute to the GWP as much as possible and will coordinate its activities with the Program (GWP 9071).

USD $55,284,470

Grant amount

USD $16,500,934

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Canadian International Development Agency ($5,571,070)
  • Digital Good ($20,994)
  • European Comission ($1,114,206)
  • Flemish Government ($278,862)
  • Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland ($455,823)
  • Government of Germany – Funding Windows ($21,905,815)
  • Government of Norway ($3,996,328)
  • Sustainable Development Funding Window ($21,941,373)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Fiji

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