Policy, Law and Capacity Development to Address Illegal Wildlife Trade

Interested in helping shape and reform law and policy to address Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) in the Philippines? ADB is seeking international and local firms/groups to work on amendments to the Wildlife Act, and support implementation of the Wildlife Law Enforcement Action Plan (WildLEAP) lead by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The deadline for expressions of Interest is 13 July 2018.

Please see Terms of Reference.

The scope of work will include:

  1. Address policy gaps, specifically amendment of the Philippines Wildlife Act and the creation of subsidiary local ordinances in identified pilot hotspot areas;
  2. Strengthen legal frameworks through a joint department resolution recognizing wildlife crime a serious transnational crime, and a memorandum circular adopting WildLEAP;
  3. Mainstream, with partner agencies, policy, legal, and regulatory instruments through a series of capacity-building activities to train employees of DENR and its regional and local offices in project sites on the ELEMIS and the CITES e-permitting system will be conducted;
  4. Increase sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate multi-agency coordination, and support adoption of enforcement tools and methods; and
  5. Build the capacity of selected government agency personnel for the Environmental Law Enforcement Management Information System (ELEMIS) and CITES e-permitting system.