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Strengthening Law Enforcement Capabilities to Combat Wildlife Crime for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Species in South Africa (target: Rhinoceros)

Project Summary

Improve the effectiveness of efforts to combat wildlife crime in South Africa’s Protected Area system, focused on rhinoceros through improved forensic technologies and capacity, strengthened data gathering, sharing and analysis systems at national level, and enhanced cooperation structures and mechanisms at international level to support law enforcement efforts along the whole trafficking chain

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 Enevironmental Affairs, Ministry of Water and Environmental Affairs, South Africa
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
36,818 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,690,455 USD
Co-financing Total
23,795,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
269,045 USD
Total Cost 26,522,273.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
03 Apr 2012
Preparation Grant Approved
19 Apr 2012
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2012
Project Approved for Implementation
04 Dec 2013
Project closed