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Detail of GEF Project #362

GEF Project ID362
UNDP PMIS ID617
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameConservation Strategies for Rhinos in South East Asia
CountryRegional
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3
Approval Date1993-05-01
GEF Agency Approval Date1994-12-19
Project StatusUnder Implementation
GEF AgencyUNDP
Executing AgencyGOI: Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Con
DescriptionProject initiates full implementation of action plan prepared by IUCN expert group and develops funding plan to ensure rhino conservation strategy's sustainability. Creates databases and analysis of rhino habitat.
Implementation StatusProject activities have been completed and will be closed shortly. The project has provided adequate protection of viable populations of one of the rarest mammal species in its native habitat, ensuring long-term survival of the species as an integral component of the Asian rainforest ecosystems and laying a basis for recovery of the population level to the targeted size. Although concentrating on protection of the Sumatran Rhino in Indonesia and Malaysia the project activities in several of the major rainforest conservation areas has contributed significantly to the protection of the rainforest ecosystem. Involvement of local communities in the Rhino protection Programme, and dedicated community outreach programmes in major rhino areas, have contributed to the integration of conservation principles into the local development process.
GEF Project Grant
2,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
2,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
1,646,700 USD
Project Cost
3,646,700 USD
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