The project aims to build the capacity for biodiversity conservation through increased effectiveness of protected area management and implementation of measures to reduce Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) and poaching, will be achieved through four outcomes: (1) improved protected area management effectiveness that delivers enhanced protection in targeted protected areas, (2) strengthened national and local capacities for conservation of endangered biodiversity, particularly endangered wildlife, through antitrafficking measures, (3) improved forest and agro-biodiversity conservation through community-based natural resource management and (4) project lessons learnt through monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and gender mainstreaming are applied to fight poaching and IWT, and promote community based conservation nationally and internationally. The objective will be achieved through the implementation of four project components.

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