Network of Managed Resource Protected Areas
- Requested GEF Project Grant: $1,309,091, Co-financing: $4,944,000
Most species thriving in Mongolia require large intact habitats to survive. The current system of national protected areas (NPAs) is far too small and geographically isolated to maintain required connectivity. Biodiversity outside of protected areas faces rapidly escalating threats (unsustainable harvest, habitat loss due to infrastructure development and livestock management, and climate change). These threats are segregating species into increasingly disconnected NPAs. The government and rural communities recognize the challenges and desire to conserve large tracts of lands between existing NPAs. However, the four primary NPA designations are restrictive and not well suited to safeguarding even sparsely inhabited landscapes. Emerging community-based approaches generally lack well-defined national regulatory support that strategically targets conservation priorities.
- Project Cofinanced at a ratio 1 : 3.78
- Project Management Budget $95,091 actual 7.26% of project management with respect to the total GEF Grant.
- Ratio of Project Management to the cofinancing for Project Management 1 : 4.67