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The Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes (ISFL) - Bio Carbon Fund

Reporting Organisation: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Project Identifier: GB-GOV-7-ICF-P0004-ISFL Activity Status: Implementation Budget: £65,100,000

A multilateral project administered by the World Bank, it will avoid deforestation by building sustainable livelihoods in developing countries. Defra is supporting programmes in Indonesia and Zambia.

Reducing Deforestation and Promoting Low Carbon Agriculture in the Brazilian Atlantic and Amazon Forests and the Cerrado Biome

Reporting Organisation: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Project Identifier: GB-GOV-7-ICF-P0002-Brazil Activity Status: Implementation Budget: £64,900,000

Supporting small and medium sized farms in the Amazon and Atlantic Forests to implement low-carbon agriculture, protecting forests and biodiversity. Mitigate climate change in the Cerrado biome and improve environment and natural resource management through the promotion of farmer compliance with the Brazilian Forest Code. Increase the environmental registration of rural holdings and promote controlled burning, prevention of forest fires, replacement of burning by more sustainable agricultural practices and strengthen firefighting capacity. An extension to the project in 2017 aims to address the barriers farmers face accessing low carbon agriculture credit. It will provide loans for low carbon agriculture technologies and practices such as, but not limited to, establishing integrated systems (crop-livestock-forestry) and reforestation, including conservation of natural forests at risk of deforestation by small and medium-scale farmers).

Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Reporting Organisation: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Project Identifier: GB-GOV-7-ICF-P0006-GEF Activity Status: Implementation Budget: £31,450,000

UK’s funding, along with other donors, will help improve management of landscapes and seascapes covering 300 million hectares, and reduce projected emissions of carbon dioxide by 750 million tons.

The Eco Business Fund

Reporting Organisation: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Project Identifier: GB-GOV-7-ICF-P0003-Eco.B Activity Status: Implementation Budget: £20,000,000

The Eco.business fund is a public-private partnership. The fund will promote business and consumption practices that contribute to biodiversity conversation, the sustainable use of natural resources and to mitigate climate change and adapt to its impacts. The Fund will secure private sector investments and support both financial instruments and non-financial instruments, such as technical assistance. This could be, for instance, helping sustainably certified farmers to grow shade covered coffee plantations.

Avoiding Deforestation, Managing Critical Ecosystems and Increasing Resilience to Climate Change in Sri Lanka

Reporting Organisation: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Project Identifier: GB-GOV-7-ICF-P0005-Sri.L Activity Status: Implementation Budget: £19,500,000

This World Bank-managed project aims to improve the management of protected areas and biologically-critical ecosystems, in order to avoid deforestation and increase resilience to climate change. The project will focus heavily on biodiversity conservation and in particular tackling the causes of human-elephant conflict.

Blue Forests Initiative

Reporting Organisation: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Project Identifier: GB-GOV-7-ICF-P0001-BV Activity Status: Implementation Budget: £10,145,972

This project aims to design and introduce a scalable model of sustainable development for mangrove habitats. Objectives can be grouped under four headings, blue carbon sequestration and forestry management, fisheries management and improvement, mangrove livelihood diversification, and community health and women’s empowerment.

Countering Wildlife Crime: Livelihoods, Intelligence and Prosecution Capacity-building in Uganda

Reporting Organisation: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Project Identifier: GB-GOV-7-IWT032 Activity Status: Implementation Budget: £488,651

This project uses existing intelligence to integrate pro-poor policies for park-adjacent communities alongside anti-trafficking objectives, removing drivers of wildlife crime locally whilst simultaneously targeting convictions higher up the IWT value chain. Outputs will be implemented via "best of breed" partnerships with international, national, and local organisations with expertise in livelihoods, human wildlife conflict (HWC), crime analysis, legal and intelligence skills.

An integrated, multi-scale approach to combating wildlife trafficking in Uganda

Reporting Organisation: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Project Identifier: GB-GOV-GB-7-P00052-IWT029 Activity Status: Implementation Budget: £449,171

This project will create Uganda’s first fully integrated intelligence network to tackle illegal wildlife trade in the country. It aims to improve the ability of Uganda Wildlife Authority’s recently established Wildlife Crime Unit to collect and analyse intelligence data at multiple scales. It will also promote cooperation between multiple government and local NGO partners to increase arrests and prosecutions of offenders and ensure that appropriate penalties are awarded and enforced.

Reducing IWT through synergising community decision-making, benefits and law enforcement

Reporting Organisation: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Project Identifier: GB-GOV-7-IWT034 Activity Status: Implementation Budget: £357,620

The project aims to address IWT within Niassa National Reserve, the 3rd largest reserve in Africa. Work will be focused within the Chuilexi conservancy, known to hold a quarter of Niassa’s remnant elephant population. Working with three communities, the project aims to reduce instances of lion and elephant poaching and safeguard populations of these species within Chuilexi by involving local women and men in conservancy decision-making and discouraging participation in IWT through economic incentives and participation in direct preventative action.

Combatting IWT in Cameroon through improved law enforcement and community empowerment

Reporting Organisation: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Project Identifier: GB-GOV-7-IWT031 Activity Status: Implementation Budget: £346,481

This project will strengthen Cameroon’s capacity to tackle poaching and wildlife trafficking in a key landscape through: reinforcing site based protection across state and privately managed lands; empowering forest communities to engage in efforts to combat IWT; reinforcing local livelihoods; strengthening open and equitable collaboration between stakeholders; monitoring and evaluating effectiveness of interventions; and supporting the legal process in proper application of wildlife laws.

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