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

  • Gabon
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Sep 2, 2016
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 9.33 million
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Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Oct 12, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jan 1, 2016

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Project Description
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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.
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Name: Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux Contact: Lee White Title: Executive Secretary Email: lwhite@uuplus.ne ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing ipanel@worldbank.org. You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: http://ewebapps.worldbank.org/apps/ip/Pages/Home.aspx.

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