Conservation of Biodiversity through Effective Management of Wildlife Trade

Project Summary

Domestic and international trade in wildlife species plays an important role in national and local economies, and bushmeat constitutes a major source of protein for rural communities in Gabon. At the same time, much of the trade in wildlife in the region is unregulated and almost nothing is known about the impact of trade on biodiversity. Improved knowledge and management of wildlife and its trade is urgently needed to protect biodiversity in the region, and to ensure sustainable use of the resource and its continued contribution to economic development. Protection of wildlife resources requires improved capacity of government agencies in wildlife management and conservation and empowerment of rural communities to monitor, manage and derive benefits from wildlife utilization.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
349
Project Type
Full-size Project
Status
Completed
Country
Gabon
Region
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
United Nations Office for Projects Services
GEF Project Manager

Financials

Project Preparation Grant Amount
0 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
63,882 USD
GEF Agency Fees
0 USD
Total Cost 1,063,882.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Concept Approved
01 May 1991
Project Approved for Implementation
Project closed
08 Aug 1997