|GEF Project ID||1043|
|UNDP PMIS ID||2177|
|Funding Source||GEF Trust Fund|
|Project Name||Establishing Conservation Areas Landscape Management (CALM) in the Northern Plains|
|Region||Asia and the Pacific|
|Pipeline Entry Date||2001-05-14|
|PDF-B Approval Date||2002-04-30|
|CEO Endorsement Date||2005-09-12|
|GEF Agency Approval Date||2005-12-07|
|Project Completion Date||2012-12-31|
|Project Status||Project Completion|
|Executing Agency||National Botancial Institute (NBI)|
|Description||Design and implement a landscape level conservation program (CALM) through a "Living Landscapes" approach to conserve key components of biodiversity which are either unique to the landscape or for which the landscape acts as a critical range.
To carry out focused site-specific conservation interventions at key sites to conserve important biodiversity.
To increase the capacity of Government staff, particularly at provincial level, to carry out biodiversity conservation.
To increase awareness of conservation issues and priorities throughout stakeholders across the area.
To establish a biological monitoring program to identify trends which are potential indicators of success.
To design a program to ensure long-term financial sustainability for critical conservation interventions.|
|Implementation Status||CALM has continued to invest in major infrastructure and equipment purchases for Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary and Preah Vihear Protected Forest. The construction of the Preah Vihear Protected Forest headquarters by Complete Project Services (CPS) is on-going, although delays in signing the contract combined with the early start of the wet season had meant that the building is proceeding slower than expected. Extensive consultations were undertaken with communities, village chiefs, commune and district officials from the districts of Chhep and Chaom Ksant, adjoining the Preah Vihear Protected Forest and O’Scach-O’Dar key sites. Similar consultations have been undertaken with local authorities around Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary in Chaom Ksant and Kulen districts to determine appropriate land uses within the sanctuary. The biological monitoring program was completed for the second year in the Preah Vihear Protected Forest and demonstrated greater than expected numbers of wildlife. A full report will be completed during the third Quarter.|
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