Strengthening Institutions, Information Management and Monitoring to Reduce the Rate of Illegal Wildlife Trade in South Africa

Project Summary

To fight against illegal wildlife trade through institutional strengthening, improved information management and monitoring (and collaboration at an international level), thereby influencing the supply system at local (protected area), national (South Africa) and regional levels

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
South Africa
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
Department of Environment Affairs (DEA)
GEF Period:
GEF - 6
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
150,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,886,009 USD
Co-financing Total
7,420,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
439,741 USD
Total Cost 12,456,009.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
20 Jun 2016
Preparation Grant Approved
12 Jul 2016
Concept Approved
04 Jun 2015
Project Approved for Implementation
07 May 2018
Project closed