Countering wildlife trafficking through Kenya's ports

Published 24 March 2020


A rapid seizure analysis

Mombasa, Kenya, 24th March 2020⁠—this paper formed the basis of discussions at the Mombasa Port Stakeholders Workshop in Kenya to Combat Wildlife Trafficking on 23rd–25th October 2019. 

Countering wildlife trafficking through Kenya's ports - a rapid seizures analysis

Report author(s):
Willow Outhwaite, Leanne Little

Publication date:
March 2020


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UNDP-GEF Reducing Maritime Trafficking of Wildlife between Africa and Asia project

Financed by the GEF and implemented by UNDP between 2018 and 2021, this project under the GEF-financed, World Bank led Global Wildlife Program aims to curb maritime wildlife trafficking, targeting key routes and transit points between Africa and Asia. The GEF launched the Global Wildlife Program (GWP) in June 2015, bringing together funding from the GEF and a wide range of partners, including the Governments of participating countries, GEF Agencies, bilateral and multilateral donors, foundations, the private sector and civil society. GWP national projects are currently under implementation in 29 partner countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America, including Kenya. 

About Global Wildlife Program

The Global Wildlife Program (GWP) is a Global Partnership on Wildlife Conservation and Crime Prevention for Sustainable Development.

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