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Detail of GEF Project #1056

GEF Project ID1056
UNDP PMIS ID1767
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameConservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity on the South African Wild Coast
CountrySouth Africa
RegionAfrica
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program2
Pipeline Entry Date2001-05-14
PDF-B Approval Date2003-06-18
Approval Date2005-06-08
CEO Endorsement Date2006-01-04
GEF Agency Approval Date2006-09-29
Project StatusUnder Implementation
GEF AgencyUNDP
Executing AgencyDepartment of Environment and Tourism (DEAT)
DescriptionAt Pipeline entry: The project would assist the government of South Africa to conserve and sustainable manage biodiversity of global significant in one of the most important coastal areas of the country in the eastern Cape Province. It will seek to assess, plan and implement a strategy for the long-term management of the Wild Coast. It will prepare and implement and integrated land-use plan for the area aimed at nesting biodiversity conservation objectives into the regional sustainable development framework. The land use plan would provide for the management of a mosaic of land uses, focusing on a network of protected areas as nuclei for biodiversity conservation allowing for the pursuit of biodiversity conservation compatible livelihoods, and development zones, managed to minimize negative environmental externalities. GEF funds would support the incremental costs of operationalizing the representative protected area network, through various co management arrangements and removing barriers to the ecologically sustainable utilization of biological resources. These activities will be supported by capacity development initiatives at the provincial, local government and community level in support of the integrated program. March 31, 2005 Work Program Inclusion: The project seeks to develop a representative PA estate on communally owned land along the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape Province. These protected areas will be managed under a range of co-management agreements between provincial, local and national authorities, local communities, and the private sector as suited to the management challenges facing different sites. There are three main intervention areas: 1) strengthening the institutional framework for co-management; 2) enhancing management effectiveness within a rationalized and more representative system of protected areas; 3) developing a functioning network of effectively managed multiple resource use protected areas in active collaboration with local communities. This intervention will be nested in a land use plan for the Wild Coast that integrates the management of PAs with the regional sustainable development framework.
Implementation StatusThe Project seeks to develop a representative PA estate on communally owned land along the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape Province. These protected areas will be managed under a range of collaborative management (co-management) agreements between Provincial, Local and National authorities, local communities and the private sector, as suited to the management challenges facing different sites. There are three main intervention areas: strengthening the institutional framework for protected areas governance and co-management; enhancing management effectiveness within a rationalised and more representative system of protected areas. Following the resignation of the previous Project Manager a new manager has been recruited and should take control from November 2007. Other staff have also been recruited and all staff should be in place by the end of November 2007. An Inception Workshop and the first Project Steering Committee Meeting have been held.
PDF B Amount
339,410 USD
GEF Project Grant
6,500,000 USD
GEF Grant
6,839,410 USD
Cofinancing Total
24,318,000 USD
Project Cost
31,157,410 USD
GEF Agency Fees
615,600 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
6,500,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
24,318,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
31,157,410 USD
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