Wildlife and human-elephant conflicts management in the South of Gabon (WB-P157249)

Countries
  • Gabon
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
Sep 2, 2016
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Borrower
GOVERNMENT OF GABON
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Industry and Trade
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 9.33 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Oct 12, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jan 1, 2016


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Project Description
The development objective of Wildlife and Human-Elephant Conflicts Management Project for Gabon is to reduce elephant poaching and human-elephant conflicts in the target zones. 1) The first component, Support to the National Ivory Action Plan implementation, aims to build the institutional and operational capacity of the Directorate General for Fauna and Protected Areas (DGFAP) and National Agency of National Parks (ANPN) to implement the National Ivory Action Plan (NIAP). This component is divided into three sub-components as follows: (i) developing elephant database; (ii) strengthen implementation of wildlife protection laws; and (iii) education, information and communication. 2) The second sub component, Support for integrated landscape management and mitigation of human-elephant conflicts. This component is divided into two subcomponents as follows: (i) protected areas and wildlife management; and (ii) human-elephant conflicts (HEC) mitigation efforts. 3) The third component, transboundary parks co-management (Mayumba-Conkouati) (Gabon-Congo), will enhance the co-management of the transboundary areas of the Mayumba National Park (Gabon) and Conkouati National Park (Congo) for better surveillance of elephant movements across the Gabon and Congo border. This component is divided into two sub-components as follows: (i) operationalize the Mayumba-Conkouati cooperation agreement; and (ii) strengthen transboundary parks surveillance effort. 4) The fourth component, Project coordination monitoring and evaluation, supports the overall daily administration of the project.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information
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