Reducing Maritime Trafficking of Wildlife between Africa and Asia

Lead country

Regional Centre - Istanbul

Participating countries

Botswana, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Afghanistan, Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From May 3, 2018 to November 3, 2022

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 15.7 End wildlife poaching, illegal species trafficking

Project ID: 5620

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Technical team

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Mainstreaming biodiversity


  • Wildlife conservation


  • Human altered areas


  • Entry/exit ports

Transformed sector(s)

  • Transportation
  • Shipping

UNDP role(s)

  • Convening / Partnerships / Knowledge Sharing


  • Law regulation
  • Management operation
  • Capacity building


  • Laws enforcement/ Regulation
  • Standards/ Labeling/ Guideline
  • Conserved areas/ protected areas management
  • Wildlife and habitat conservation
  • Awareness raising

Social inclusion

  • Private sector

Gender equality


Gender result effectiveness scale



  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation
  • Improve resilience

SDG target(s)

  • 15.7 End wildlife poaching, illegal species trafficking

Conventions and protocols

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

Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Multi-stakeholder collaboration
  • Food and agricultural commodities strategy

USD $3,996,020

Grant amount

USD $58,100,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Source(s) of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($2,052,425)
  • United Nations Environment Programme ($91,743)
  • United States Agency for International Development ($1,851,852)

Implementing partner(s)

  • New York - GEF

Joint agencies

  • World Bank

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