Responding to COVID-19 impacts on wildlife trafficking in Uganda/DRC


Uganda
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Ref: CV19RR06

Status: Current

Round:
1
Funding Scheme:
Covid19 Rapid Response
Start Date:
01-01-21
End Date:
31-03-21
Funding:
£59,217.00
Regions:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries:
Uganda
Project Summary:
Uganda and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are hubs for illicit wildlife product trafficking. This project will respond to the urgent need to disrupt escalating wildlife trafficking associated with the reduction in law enforcement resourcing associated with COVID-19. Investigations into traffickers operating from Uganda’s national parks and between DRC and Uganda will enable government agencies to conduct successful law enforcement. COVID-19 impacts on wildlife trafficking and zoonotic disease emergence risks in Uganda/DRC will be published in a briefing document.