Global Wildlife Programme (GWP)

  • The GWP is World-Bank led global partnership of 19 countries in Asia and Africa to promote the conservation and sustainable development by combating trafficking in wildlife.
  • It was initiated in 2015 by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
  • It serves as a platform to exchange knowledge and coordinate in on-ground action for combating illegal poaching of wildlife and improve governance on wildlife conservation.
  • It seeks to reduce both supply and demand that drives illegal wildlife trade, and protect species and habitats through integrated landscape planning.
Why in news?
  • GWP conference held in New Delhi
  • It was jointly hosted by Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), World Bank and United Nations Development Programme.
  • Theme of the Conference was – “Peoples’ participation in wildlife conservation”.

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