Project title: Combatting Illegal Wildlife Trade, focusing on Ivory, Rhino Horn, Tiger and Pangolins in Thailand
The Project Objective is to reduce the trafficking of wildlife (focusing on tiger, pangolin, rhinoceros and elephant) in Thailand through enhanced enforcement capacity and collaboration and targeted behaviour change campaigns. To achieve this objective, the project will utilize four strategies or Project Components as follows:
Component 1: Improved Cooperation, Coordination and Information Exchange. This will strengthen the collaboration mechanism and provide a platform for exchange of information among the responsible agencies for IWT law enforcement.
Component 2: Enhanced Enforcement and Prosecution Capacity. This will increase the coherence and capacity of law enforcement agencies to address and deter illegal trafficking of wildlife (focusing on elephants, rhinos, tigers and pangolins) through strengthening the cross-sectoral enforcement and
Component 3: Reduced demand for illegal wildlife products and targeted awareness actions to support law enforcement. The project will work with partners to learn from existing efforts and achieve cumulative impact through a Steering Group and the Demand Reduction Community of Practice. The activities will follow a well-defined systematic process for developing, implementing and evaluating SBCC initiatives. This component also aims to increase awareness of prevailing laws and upcoming WARPA reforms and publicize convictions to strengthen deterrence of wildlife trafficking.
Component 4: Knowledge Management, Monitoring and Evaluation and Gender Mainstreaming. This component closely links with and underpins the other three, by supporting the sharing of knowledge, experiences and lessons learned through project implementation with project stakeholders, the wider public in Thailand, and also globally through the GEF /WB/ UNDP Global Wildlife Programme, of which this project is a part.