On July 26, 2021, Tetra Tech—a Pasadena, California-based consulting and engineering services company—announced that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded them a four-year, $49 million single-award contract to help restore and conserve biodiversity and promote climate-resilient, low emission community redevelopment in West Africa.
Through the USAID West Africa Biodiversity and Low Emissions Development Activity, Tetra Tech will strengthen the capacity of national and regional networks and institutions to combat wildlife trafficking, reduce deforestation and biodiversity loss, and decrease greenhouse gas emissions.
Tetra Tech’s climate change and economic development specialists will work with private sector partners to support sustainable natural resources management planning to reduce deforestation and mitigate the impacts of climate change in West African forests—landscapes of global biodiversity significance.
Tetra Tech’s team of environmental experts will also support the development and enforcement of national and regional policies, laws, and regulations to combat wildlife trafficking.
“Tetra Tech has supported USAID to sustainably manage natural resources and protect biodiversity in developing countries for more than 40 years,” said Dan Batrack, Tetra Tech Chairman and CEO.
“We look forward to continuing to apply our Leading with Science® approach to support climate resilience and biodiversity conservation in West Africa,” he added.
With 20,000 associates working worldwide, Tetra Tech helps provide solutions to complex problems in water, environment, sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy, and international development.