IWT Project Map & Database

The IWT Project Map

The mapping of counter-IWT projects worldwide is a unique endeavour, complementing other maps that present poaching or seizure incidents, or more aggregated project information. The IWT Project Map and Database aims to strengthen donor coordination, guide the allocation of funding, and inform project design and implementation.

In the Map below, each identified counter-IWT project is indicated by a coloured marker. The colour corresponds to the geographical range of project implementation (national, regional, international). Should a project have been implemented in more than one project site, the markers for additional sites were coloured in a lighter shade (see legend below the map). Each marker can be selected, which opens up a pop-up window with more detailed project information, i.e. the project title, project description, project sites, time period of implementation, project partners, project range, project funding, and type of funding. If the information is not available, it is indicated with “N/A”. The map may also be expanded full-screen in its upper right corner.

Note: This is a “living” map, benefiting from regular updates and contributions in terms of project activities. If you would like to add a project or add to the information of a project already displayed on the map, please use the contact form here to provide the required information.

The IWT Project Database

The IWT Project Database is automatically synchronized with the map above. In addition to the map, it allows for the sorting of projects and provides a search bar to search the projects by key words. Additional information on the columns and classifications used is provided below the Database table. The Download option generates .csv files, either of all data, by country, or by selection if a search term was entered.

Country Project Title Project Start Project End Project Range Donor Agencies Implementing Agencies Donor Funding in USD Co-Financing in USD Type of Funding

Database last updated: March 2022

Country: This is the country the project was implemented in. Projects classified as Regional or International were implemented in several countries, a list of which can be found under Project Sites of each project, and are therefore listed with the same regional/international project information and funding for each country involved.

Project Title: This column displays the project title, which opens a pop-up window once clicked to provide more information on the project, such as a project description. For projects that were implemented in phases and/or used different grants, the most recent project title and description was used, with previous phases and/or grants listed under “Former Project Titles”.

Project Sites (in Description): For National projects, project sites are those sites within a country, where a project was implemented and may e.g. comprise several national parks or reserves. For Regional and International projects, project sites either list the countries participating in a project, or, if additional information is given, list the specific area + the country. When no project sites were given, projects were either labelled as National level, when projects that had a clear nation-wide focus, or as N/A. In both cases, the map marker was placed in the capital of the respective country. Additional Project Sites for Regional and International projects refer both to other project sites within a country and the project sites in other countries.

Project Start and Project End: This signifies the time period when the project was implemented. The database contains projects that were completed in or after 2015. However, for projects that were implemented in phases, phase completion dates before 2015 were included, e.g Phase I: 2012-2014, Phase II: 2014-2016. If those phases were not implemented continuously, e.g. 2014-2016 and 2017-2019, the implementation period also covers the time inbetween, here 2014-2019. If the gap of implementation covers a period greater than one year, this is indicated in the description. In case the implementation period is greater than three (fiscal) years, previous phases were not included.

Project Range: Can be classified as National, Regional, or International, whereas Regional indicates that the countries involved in the implementation of the project belonged to one region as defined by the United Nations Statistics Division (see listing and map). Project implementation in more than one region was classified as International.

Project Partners: The project partners listed here include the Donor and the Implementing Agencies. Government partners are not listed, as it is often one Department that is designated to lead all the counter-IWT projects in a country. Mostly, these are the CITES Management Authorities, which are listed here.

Donor Funding and Co-Financing in USD: For details on Project Funding, please see “Methodology”.

Type of Funding: The type of funding refers to the “Donor Funding in USD” that was identified and specifies which type of funding these figures represent. It distinguishes between multilateral (via international organizations) and bilateral (government to government) funding.

“N/A”: Signifies that this information has not yet been confirmed.