Wildlife

Wildlife

Life is no longer the same for the inhabitants close to the Natural National Park Macuira in the north of la Guajira. Hope for a better future has been revitalized through the Sustainable Local Development programme financed by the European Union and implemented by the Colombian Ministry of Environment and National Parks.
The project's goal is to establish and effectively manage a network of protected areas to conserve representative samples of Angola’s globally unique biodiversity.
The Iona National Park is the largest one in Angola. This project aims to develop the territory through wildlife conservation and specific activities for the benefit of the local economy.
Connecting forests and people, the GolaMA Project is a partnership between forest communities, the Government of Liberia and the international conservation community to conserve and manage the Gola Forest that lies outside of protected areas. The project is implemented by SCNL in collaboration with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).
Wildlife crime is estimated to be the 4th largest transnational organised crime after trafficking in drugs, humans and counterfeit goods.  It is not just a threat to numerous species, it also undermines rule of law, good governance, well-being of local communities, and sustainable development. In light of the recent launch of the EU Action Plan against wildlife trafficking, ongoing WWF initiatives and the new action on law enforcement and demand management of wildlife in Asia, implemented by UNODC and CITES, will be presented.
Photo from WWF for InfoPoint lunchtime conference: Time to Stop Illegal Wildlife Trafficking
The MIKE project, implemented by the CITES Secretariat, was part of a strategic cooperation agreement with UNEP. The EC contribution to MIKE from 2006-2012 was 9.8 million euros.
Charles Tumwesigye, Deputy Director Conservation, Uganda Wildlife Authority, with rangers during a law enforcement patrol inside Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda.
Leaflet presenting the new Biodiversity for Life (B4Life) flagship initiative, designed to protect ecosystems, combat wildlife crime and promote sustainable development and a green economy in developing countries. Also available in French. 6 pages
Brochure 'The EU Biodiversity for Life (B4Life) Flagship Initiative': B4Life is a flagship initiative of the European Commission Development and Cooperation - EuropeAid, for the period 2014-2020. It responds to global threats to biodiversity and addresses the need to enable sustainable development as part of efforts to conserve ecosystems.