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Up to US$1.6 million to combat Wildlife Trafficking from the U.S. Department of State
The U.S. Department of State aims to reduce the poaching and illegal trade of wildlife between Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The programme will provide funding of up to US$1.6 million and include technical assistance to: 1) increase interdiction of trafficked wildlife; 2) build investigative and enforcement functions; and 3) develop cross-border regional cooperation. Eligibility extends to US based and international non-profit organizations (NGOs) or educational institutions.
Opportunity Information
Funding support

Wildlife trafficking - the poaching and illegal transit, trade, and sale of wildlife - is a lucrative form of transnational organized crime (TOC) that have decimated populations of species, such as elephants, rhinos, pangolins, and more. Wildlife trafficking fuels corruption; threatens the rule of law, peace and security; spreads disease; and destabilizes communities that depend on wildlife for biodiversity and eco-tourism revenues. Criminal organizations are increasingly involved in this illicit trade, especially the illegal movement of wildlife from source countries to demand countries, such as the movement of ivory from Africa to Asia. Traffickers exploit porous borders and weak institutions to profit from trading in illegal wildlife. Wildlife and wildlife products are transported through multilevel illicit networks of criminal intermediaries and government officials.
Grants (https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=325421)
Detailed Opportunity Information

U.S. based non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or educational institutions having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS or overseas-based non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or private/state educational institutions.
Participants will apply online via www.grants.gov. They will find further information on that same webpage.


Linkages to CBD Initiatives
1. Awareness of biodiversity values
2. Integration of biodiversity values
4. Use of natural resources
7. Areas under sustainable management
9. Invasive Alien Species
10. Vulnerable ecosystems
11. Protected areas
12. Preventing extinctions
18. Traditional knowledge
19. Biodiversity knowledge
Forest Biodiversity
Biodiversity for Development
Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures
Invasive Alien Species
Sustainable Use of Biodiversity
Endangered Species
South-South Cooperation
Contact Person
Pending Approval
Najar Washington
Grants Management Specialist,

US Department of State
2201, C Street Northwest, Northwest Washington
Washington, District of Columbia
20520, United States of America

: washingtonnd@state.gov
: 202-736-9147 |
Primary Organization
Pending Approval
US Department of State (USDS)
2201, C Street Northwest, Northwest Washington
Washington, District of Columbia
20520, United States of America

: support@grants.gov
: +1 202-647-4000 |

Contributing Organization(s)