Project Name Support to Combat Transnational Organized Environmental Crime and Promote Environmental Law Reform and Enforcement
Project Number 47289-001
Country Regional
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8497-REG: Support to Combat Transnational Organized Environmental Crime and Promote Environmental Law Reform and Enforcement
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
TA: Support to Combat Transnational Organized Environmental Crime and Promote Environmental Law Reform and Enforcement
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Law and judiciary

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description This R-CDTA will contribute to the better protection and understanding of the nature and scope of wildlife crime in Asia and the Pacific and its widespread implications on poverty, sustainable development and economic and inclusive growth in ADB's DMCs.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Combating illegal wildlife trade involves the full range of interdisciplinary law enforcement or the "enforcement chain". It requires no less than coordination between many ministries, including the judiciary, prosecutors, economists, law-makers, lawyers, police, trade and customs officials, as well as environmental, wildlife, and marine agencies to uphold the rule of law. Anti-corruption and integrity through this full enforcement chaim is key. In doing so, the enforcement process needs to be transparent, and capacity amongst ministries and agencies needs to be built both individually, and in terms of their ability to work together.

ADB's Long-Terms Strategic Framework 2008-2020 (Strategy 2020) calls for ADB to strengthen environmental regulatory frameworks and enforcement capacities of public institutions, recognizing good governance and capacity development as drivers of change to improve regional public goods such as environmental quality, and promote regional cooperation. ADB's environment Operational Directions (2013-2020) further defines ADB's strategic priorities for the environment, by setting out ADB's strategy for operational work on the environment until 2020. It has identified each of (i) environmental governance, and (ii) "natural capital" as two of ADB's four mutually supportive operational directions needed to promote the transition to green growth. ADB's response to its strategic priorities and the increasing needs to address environmental challenges vary from support in the establishment of new laws, training members of the legal profession, support public participation in environmental governance, partnering with various regional and international organizations, and networking with partners and civil society.

Impact Better protection of wildlife in Asia and the Pacific through reduction in wildlife crime.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improvement in the legal frameworks implementation and enforcement of CITES provisions and national laws concerning legal and illegal international wildlife trade in DMCs.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

(i) National policy and/or laws and/or regulations.

(ii) Analytical tools, research awareness and enforcement materials.

(iii) Regional and national workshop proceedings.

(iv) Expanded networl of ADB with related experts and institutions on environmental laws, particularly in the region.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

International Consultants:

- 12 person-months (Team Leader/Project Manager)

- 6 person-months (Component A)

- 4 person-months (Other works under Components B & C)

National Consultants:

- 15 person-months (Component A)

- 6 person-months (Other works under Components B & C)

Single Source Selection Method:

- FREELAND Foundation

Procurement Not applicable.
Responsible ADB Officer Kala Mulqueeny
Responsible ADB Department Office of the General Counsel
Responsible ADB Division Office of the General Counsel
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Concept Clearance 25 Jul 2013
Fact Finding -
Approval 25 Oct 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Sep 2013

TA 8497-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Oct 2013 - 25 Oct 2013 31 Dec 2015 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 25 Oct 2013 181,234.33

This project data sheet was generated from on 14 October 2015