Combating Wildlife Crime in Namibia and Kavango Zambezi Area Project (CWCP)

United States Agency of international Development (USAID)
World Wildlife Fund US in Namibia; KAZA Secretariat; Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC); Save the Rhino Trust; Namibia Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT); Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF); ACADIR; WWF Zambia, WWF
(1) Community Benefits, Stewardship and Engagement in Combatting Wildlife Crime Improved (or Increased); (2) Anti-Poaching and Surveillance Capacity and Collaboration ehnanced; (3) Investigations and Prosecutions in Namibia and Among KAZA Countries More Effective Through Strengthened Capacity, Heightened Awareness of The Seriousness of Wildlife Crime and Increased Penalties; (4) Coordination and Information Sharing on Wildlife Crime Among LE Agencies, Civil Society, Private Sector and Donors, As Appropriate, Within Countries and Among Countries Strengthened; (5) Understanding of: i) The Dynamics of Wildlife Trafficking; and ii) Community Engagement into Combatting Wildlife Crime in Regional, National, and Community-Level Responses to Wildlife Crime Improved and Integrated.

The Combatting Wildlife Crime in Namibia and Kavango Zambezi Area Project, hereafter referred to as the CWCP (Combatting Wildlife Crime Project), seeks to counter growing threats from transnational wildlife crime to globally important populations of rhino and elephant found in northwest Namibia and project sites in the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA). CWCP is a multi-country, multi-partner initiative being implemented by a Consortium of 11 organizations, with WWF in Namibia providing the lead management and coordination role. Target audience is members of the criminal justice systems (customs, investigators, prosecutors, judiciary)

Mavinga NP; Luengue Luiana NP; Chobe NP; Makgadikgadi Pans GR; Okavango Delta; Kasane Forest Extension; Caprivi; Mudumu NP; Bwabwata NP; Kwandu Conservancy; Sioma Ngwezi NP; Chizarira NP
HQ of the Initiative: 
Windhoek, Namibia
2017 to 2022
Is the timeframe likely to be extended?: 
Thematic Focus: 
HWC mitigation, NR Protect & Mgt, Research
Other Thematic Focuses: 
Capacity development
1st Contact Name: 
Michael Strang
1st Contact Email: 
2nd Contact Name: 
Adam Pires
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