Combating Natural Resource Trafficking in the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (Phase 1)

US Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), Peace Parks Foundation, Dutch Postcode Lottery
KAZA Secretariat, Southern African Wildlife College, TRAFFIC, Karen Nott Educational Services
(1) Support customs and other law enforcement agencies in developing a CITES enforcement capacity building program to strengthen detection of illegal trafficking of wildlife products, forestry and other natural resources at ports of entry in KAZA and across the five Partner States (2) Support implementation and institutionalization of the CITES enforcement capacity building program within and between KAZA States

Creation of a standardised CITES Customs enforcment Standard Operating Procedure for customs agencies and frontline law enforcement operating within the KAZA TFCA. 
Training of customs officials and other frontline officials on the SOPs  and establishment of CITES knowledge resources within the agencies.

HQ of the Initiative: 
Stellenbosch, South Africa
2018 to 2021
Is the timeframe likely to be extended?: 
Elaborate on likelihood to extend: 
COVID-19 related delays may require an extension
Thematic Focus: 
Policy & Leg frameworks, NR Protect & Mgt
1st Contact Name: 
Doug Gillings
1st Contact Email: 
2nd Contact Name: 
Gillian Rhodes
2nd Contact Email: