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عنوان المشروع

Protecting and Investing in Natural Capital in Asia and the Pacific - Wildlife Trafficking Research Expert

البرنامج القطري / خطة عمل
Tender / Procurement notice
6 فبر 2019
Re-advertisement / Re-launch
14 مار 2019
Extension
21 مار 2019

منشور

14 مارس 2019

الموعد النهائي

18 مارس 2019

الميزانية

16 467 USD


نوع التزويد


الاستشاريين الأفراد

المرجع

50159-001 Package Wildlife Trafficking Research Expert

وكالة التمويل

ADB - مصرف التنمية الأسيوي, GEF - مرفق البيئة العالمية


المدة المقدرة

5 الشهور


البلدان

الفلبين

Date Published: 14-Mar-2019 Deadline of Submitting EOI: 18-Mar-2019 11:59 PM Manila local time

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Selection Profile

Consultant Type Individual
Selection Method Individual Consultants Selection (ICS)
Source National
Technical Proposal Not Applicable

Selection Title Protecting and Investing in Natural Capital in Asia and the Pacific

Package Number
Package Name Wildlife Trafficking Research Expert

Advance Action No

Engagement Period 5 MONTH

Consulting Services Budget USD 17,000

Budget Type Estimated

Approval Number 9461
Approval Date 13-Dec-2017
Estimated Short-listing Date 08-Feb-2019
Estimated Commencement Date 25-Mar-2019

Open to non-Member Countries No

Additional Information
Possibility of contract extension Not known
Possibility of consideration for downstream assignment Not known
Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) No

Country of assignment Philippines

Country of eligibility for national consultants Same as country of assignment

Contact Information
Project Officer Isao Endo
Designation Environment Specialist
Asian Development Bank
Email iendo@adb.org

Agencies

Primary Agency Country Agency Role Contact Person
Asian Development Bank Regional Executing Agency Francesco Ricciardi

Publishing History

Type Publication Date Published By Duration of Advertisement Deadline
Original 06-Feb-2019 Lillyanne E. Buenaventura 7 DAYS 12-Feb-2019
Re-Advertisement 14-Mar-2019 Lillyanne E. Buenaventura 5 DAYS 18-Mar-2019

Cost Estimate

Cost Items Amount in USD

Remuneration and Other Expenses
All activities and inputs in the TOR but not limited to remuneration, per diem, air travel, miscellaneous travel expenses, report preparation, production, and transmission, land transportation, communications, etc. 16,367
Contingency 100

TOTAL
16,467

Terms of Reference

Expertise Wildlife Trafficking Research Expert

Expertise Group Biological Sciences & Ecology
TOR Keywords environmental sciences, ecology, biology

Source National

Objective and Purpose of the Assignment

The Asia-Pacific region has a very high dependence on natural capital to sustain economic growth.
However, a severe decline in natural capital in recent decades threatens to constrain future sustainable
development. Agriculture expansion, rapid urbanization, rapid human population increase and related
consumption patterns, are driving the increasing demand for natural resources. Poaching and illegal
wildlife trade (IWT) also threatens the long-term survival of numerous species.

Globally, IWT is estimated at $7.8- 23 billion per year, driven by rising demand for illegal wildlife
products, particularly in East and Southeast Asia. Along with increased demand and rural poverty,
conflict over natural resources, weak enforcement, corruption, and political instability are major
drivers of IWT. For developing member-countries (DMCs) in the region, IWT undermines other investments
in natural capital and negatively impacts on local livelihoods, national revenues and jobs.

Among these DMCs is the Philippines, the second largest archipelago in the world comprising 7641
islands, which harbors wildlife species found nowhere else in the world as well as a disproportionate
number of threatened species. The Philippines is a consumer, source, and transit point for trade in
illegal wildlife and wildlife parts, threatening endemic species populations, biodiversity, and
sustainable economic development.

The economic cost of IWT in the Philippines has been estimated to be PhP50 billion a year roughly
equivalent to US$1 billion, which includes the market value of wildlife and wildlife products, their
ecological role and value, damage to habitats incurred during poaching, and loss in potential ecotourism
revenues. In spite of existing national regulatory safeguards, covert IWT in the Philippines is
widespread and growing. Online commerce, networking platforms and popular social media sites have
exacerbated the problem, emerging as preferred alternatives to physical markets for IWT.

A grant from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) is funding consulting services under the Asian
Development Bank’s technical assistance project “Protecting and Investing in Natural Capital” in order
to combat environmental organized crime in the Philippines through legal and institutional reform,
capacity building in the law enforcement chain, and communication, education and public awareness (CEPA)
to reduce demand for illegal wildlife and wildlife products in the Philippines and across the region.

Scope of Work

(i) Assessment of scientific and technological innovations for IWT monitoring and law enforcement
(ii) Stakeholder mapping of key players, including demand and supply side, on IWT in the Philippines
(iii) Review of valuation studies (demand analysis and economic valuation opportunity costs, and use and
non-use values) on top ten species in IWT based on confiscation records of the DENR-BMB for the last 10
years and current online trade, as inputs to demand reduction measures and policy development; and,
(iv) Preparation of selection criteria, and recommendation on priority species for economic valuation
studies, Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) and demand reduction measures.

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output

(i) Review of related literature and documentation on IWT, including online IWT, in the Philippines and
other countries;
(ii) Review of state of art on technology applications in IWT monitoring and law enforcement and
preparation of recommendation report;
(iii) Consumer research summarizing demand on IWT in the Philippines and other countries;
(iv) Stakeholder mapping of key players on IWT in the Philippines, pinpointing possible gaps;
(v) Review of valuation studies on top ten species in IWT and recommendation on priority species for
economic valuation studies, CEPA and demand reduction measures;
(vi) Provide inputs to ADB/GEF-DENR Knowledge Products produced under the Project; and,
(vii) Serve as Resource person for knowledge sharing events.

Reports:
(i) Consumer research summarizing demand, including online IWT in the Philippines and other countries.
(ii) Assessment and recommendation report on technology applications in IWT monitoring and law
enforcement.
(iii) Stakeholder map of key players on IWT in the Philippines.
(iv) Review of valuation studies on top ten species in IWT, selection criteria, and recommendation on
priority species for economic valuation studies, CEPA and demand reduction measures;

The deliverables as enumerated above shall be submitted by the Wildlife Trafficking Research Expert to
the Project Management Officer-IWT and the designated environment specialist of the Safeguards Division
(SDSS) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). In consultation with the Environment Thematic Group (ETG)
and SDSS, PMO-IWT will supervise the consultant’s work and review outputs prior to approval. An
electronic/soft copy of the original files (e.g. PDF, Word, Excel) shall be submitted to ADB and DENR.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

The specialist shall have: (i) a university degree in environmental sciences, ecology, biology, business
administration, environmental economics or related field, and (ii) at least 5 years of experience in
research, report writing and publication, and administration related to illegal wildlife trafficking,
biodiversity and ecosystems management.

Minimum General Experience 7 Years
Minimum Specific Experience (relevant to assignment) 5 Years
Regional/Country Experience Desired

Schedule and Places of Assignment (chronological and inclusive of travel)

Schedule Type Intermittent

Max. Working Days/Week Home Office 5
Field 6

City and Country Working Days Estimated Start Date Estimated End Date
Manila, Philippines 5 25-Mar-2019 31-Mar-2019
Cebu, Philippines 5 01-Apr-2019 06-Apr-2019
Davao, Philippines 5 07-Apr-2019 13-Apr-2019
Manila, Philippines 35 14-Apr-2019 30-Jun-2019

Total
50