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Detail of GEF Project #2615

GEF Project ID2615
UNDP PMIS ID2929
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameNational Grasslands Biodiversity Program
CountrySouth Africa
RegionAfrica
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program4
Strategic ProgramBD-2
Pipeline Entry Date2004-12-21
PDF-B Approval Date2004-12-21
Approval Date2007-06-14
CEO Endorsement Date2007-12-12
GEF Agency Approval Date2008-02-14
Project StatusUnder Implementation
GEF AgencyUNDP
Executing AgencySouth African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)
DescriptionThe South Africa Grasslands biome is a repository of globally significant biodiversity. Much of the grasslands ecosystem presently lies in production landscapes allocated to livestock production, agriculture (mainly cereals), afforestacion with exotic tree species, and coal mining. In addition, South Africa's largest urban and industrial centre is located within the grasslands. Production activities constitute the main threat to grasslands biodiversity. Therefore, there is a need to mainstream biodiversity management objectives into the practices of the production sectors that provide the stimulus for land use changes that threaten biodiversity. The objective of this project is: Major production sectors are directly contributing to the achievement of biodiversity conservation priorities within the grasslands biome.
Implementation StatusThe South Africa Grasslands full-sized project proposal was completed and submitted to the June 2007 Council Work Programme. Comments received have since been addressed. The project documentation is currently under finalization in preparation for submission to the GEF Secretariat for a final decision on project funding.
PDF B Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
8,300,000 USD
GEF Grant
8,650,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
37,261,764 USD
Project Cost
45,911,764 USD
GEF Agency Fees
778,500 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
8,300,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
37,261,763 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
45,911,763 USD
GEF Agency Fees (CEO Endo.)
778,500 USD
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