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2012

Strengthening Wildlife Forensic Capabilities to Combat Wildlife Crime for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Species (target : Rhinoceros)

Afrique du Sud

Titre : Strengthening Wildlife Forensic Capabilities to Combat Wildlife Crime for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Species (target : Rhinoceros)

Pays : South Africa

Approuvé le : 2012-06-07

Organisme d’exécution : Department of Enevironmental Affairs, Ministry of Water and Environmental Affairs, South Africa
GEF Agency : United Nations Environment Programme

Description
The project objective is to strengthen law enforcement capacity in South Africa’s protected area system through forensic-based technologies focused on the Rhinoceros
This project aims to support and complement the on-going efforts of the Government of South Africa to tackle the drastic increase in the number of incidents of Rhinoceros (Rhino) poaching in the country and the continued leakage of certain horn stocks into the international illegal trade. This has raised concern with conservation bodies, private landowners and attracted international attention including media coverage worldwide, and increased the focus on South Africa at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). South Africa has a proud track record of successful Rhino conservation, and up to 2008 Rhino poaching was contained to acceptable levels, with an average of 42 animals poached per year in the period 2000-2007. The population of rhinos in SA was healthy and increasing. However there has been a dramatic increase in rhino poaching in recent years, and a record 448 Rhinos were killed by poachers in 2011. That’s a Rhino killed every 18 hours.

Informations financières
GEF Grant : 2,727,273 USD
Cofinancing Total : 11,659,174 USD
Project Cost : 14,386,447 USD

GEF (Global Environment Facility)

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