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Detail of GEF Project #216

GEF Project ID216
UNDP PMIS ID66
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameStrengthening of National Capacity and Grassroots In-Situ Conservation for Sustainable Biodiversity Protection
CountryLebanon
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program4; 1
PDF-B Approval Date1995-05-01
Approval Date1995-05-01
CEO Endorsement Date1995-10-02
GEF Agency Approval Date1996-02-08
Project Completion Date2004-11-01
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyUNDP
Executing AgencyMinistry of Environment
DescriptionThe project will put into place an effectively managed system of protected areas to safeguard endemic and endangered species of flora and fauna, conserve their habitats and incorporate biodiversity conservation as an integral part of sustainable human development. The project will test a specific model of three demonstration parks where the Ministry of Environment, local NGOs and in-counry scientific institutions will cooperate and coordinate their activities to promote both the long term ecological and the short term economic objectives of wildlife conservation.
Implementation StatusProject implementation is progressing well. In 2000 the 3-year cooperation agreement with IUCN came to an end and project management for the remainder of the period has been handed over fully to the Lebanese Ministry of Environment. Last TPR meeting took place in May, 2000. A mid-term evaluation was planned for the middle of 2000, but due to difficulty in finding available and suitable consultants this has now been rescheduled to be done in March/April 2001.
PDF B Amount
29,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,500,000 USD
GEF Grant
2,529,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
762,600 USD
Project Cost
3,291,600 USD
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