Everything about Global Wildlife Programme

Consider the below statements about Global Wildlife Programme (GWP) Conference which was recently held in New Delhi:

GWP is a UN led global partnership that promotes wildlife conservation and sustainable development by combating illicit trafficking in wildlife.
The GWP is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

Which of the statements given above are correct?

a       1 only
b       2 only
c       Both 1 and 2
d       Neither 1 nor 2
Explanation:

Solution (b)

The GWP is a World-Bank led global partnership that promotes wildlife conservation and sustainable development by combating illicit trafficking in wildlife.

India is hosting the Global Wildlife Programme (GWP) jointly with World Bank and United Nations Development Programme to address illegal wildlife trade across 19 countries of Asia and Africa.

The GwP will hold discussions on management of wildlife habitat, securing sustainable community livelihood, enhancing enforcement, monitoring, cooperation to reduce wildlife crimes such as poaching and related threats.

In Africa, the GWP has programs in Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, the Republic of Congo, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. In Asia, programs are in Afghanistan, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

In addition, representatives of World Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will also be present.

The implementing agencies channelling the funds to the governments or other partners for the national projects are the world Bank Group, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Led by the World Bank, the Global Wildlife Programme was initiated in 2015.

The GwP is funded by the GEF and overseen by a steering committee

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