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Illegal Wildlife Trade – Challenge Fund

The objective of the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) Challenge Fund is to provide scalable, repeatable and innovative solutions to reduce pressure on wildlife from illegal trade and, in doing so, reduce poverty in developing countries.

The IWT Challenge Fund seeks to achieve this through support to projects that address one, or more, of the following themes :

  1. Reducing demand for IWT products
  2. Ensuring effective legal frameworks and deterrents
  3. Strengthening law enforcement
  4. Developing sustainable livelihoods to benefit people directly affected by IWT

In supporting the IWT Challenge Fund’s objectives all projects are expected to enhance the capability and capacity of national and local stakeholders and develop the evidence-base and best practice for successful IWT interventions.

Geographical focus :

The countries eligible for support are on the current OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) List. Proposals that work in sub–Saharan Africa, East and South East Asia and Latin America will be prioritised during the application assessment process.

Project requirements :

Applications must be made by the Lead Partner, an organisation (not an individual) that agrees to the Terms and Conditions including managing the grant, its finances, reporting and governance.

Lead Partners can be based anywhere, and we strongly encourage projects to have in-country Lead Partners.


Closing date : Monday 22 November 2021

Funding : £20,000 – £1,500,000.

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