We cannot provide this as a percentage of Overseas Development Aid (ODA) spend, as ODA spend varies in line with the 0.7% commitment. However through Defra’s Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund around £18.5million has been allocated to 61 projects in developing countries. Defra Challenge Fund projects focused on training rangers are as follows:
- Combatting illegal wildlife trade in the W-Arly-Pendjari landscape - ZSL
- Increasing capacity for anti-poaching and enhancing human-elephant coexistence - Tanzanian Elephant Programme
- Developing elephant eco-guardians: fundamental for co-ordinated anti-poaching/trafficking initiatives in Mali - Wild Foundation, Mali Elephant Project
- Counter-Poaching Training Programme for Sub-Saharan Africa - Tusk Trust.