UNDP is fully behind global efforts to tackle poaching and the illegal trade of wildlife

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Through this work UNDP supports countries to diversify rural livelihoods, manage human-wildlife conflict, strengthen protected area management, share the benefits from sustainable wildlife management with local communities, and strengthen enforcement responses.

UNDP condemns poaching in all its forms. The killing of any elephant is a crime. UNDP remains committed in this fight, working closely with governments, civil society, and the private sector to combat the illegal wildlife trade in both supply and demand countries.  

Issues of corruption across the illegal supply chain of ivory remain one of the greatest challenges in the battle to protect elephants and safeguard the livelihoods and broader societal benefits these majestic creatures provide through tourism and other economic activities. UNDP is committed to the highest standards of accountability and transparency, and has rigorous systems and procedures in place to prevent its funds being used for illegal purposes.

UNDP has zero tolerance for wrongdoing. Anyone with information regarding wrongdoing involving UNDP projects is encouraged to contact our investigations hotline at http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/operations/accountability/audit/office_of_audit_andinvestigation.html.’

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