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Sunday Phenehasi in Bwindi Uganda
At the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, Sunday Phenehasi examines a tree in a farmer's field that was stripped of bark and damaged by gorillas. All the members of the Biwindi Human-Gorilla Conflict Development Association volunteer their time to help reduce human-wildlife conflict.
Jason Houston for USAID

Conservation is development, and USAID achieves cross-cutting results through programming that protects priority land and seascapes and promotes the security, health, and prosperity of local communities.

USAID’s global conservation funding supports both natural systems and the people whose health and livelihoods depend on them. In fiscal year (FY) 2019, USAID worked in nearly 60 countries around the world to conserve biodiversity, leverage private sector funds, fight conservation crime, and support sustainable fisheries, all of which help partner countries build resilience and shape their futures.

The Agency invested approximately $288.35 million in fiscal year 2019 funds to conserve biodiversity. Approximately 60 percent of funds supported the 12 highest priority countries and regions identified in USAID’s Biodiversity Policy, including the Republic of Indonesia, our South America Regional program, and the Central African Regional Program for the Environment. USAID also continued to fund efforts to combat wildlife crime, investing $63.3 million in law enforcement capacity building, demand reduction for illegal wildlife products, and international cooperation. USAID forestry programming totaled $181.4 million in 45 countries, focused primarily on tropical forests.

See below for all USAID Biodiversity Conservation and Forestry Programs Results and Funding reports.