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Detail of GEF Project #659

GEF Project ID659
IBRD PO ID64441
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameSustainable Protected Area Development in Namaqualand
CountrySouth Africa
RegionAfrica
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program1
Approval Date1999-03-29
GEF Agency Approval Date1999-07-26
Project Completion Date2005-12-31
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencySouth African National Park
DescriptionThe first major objective is to plan, and acquire land and develop a system of protected areas that is representative of Namaqualand’s biodiversity. The second objective is to strengthen these conservation initiatives by creating opportunities for local communities to benefit from these protected areas. The third objective is to assess the economic value of conservation in comparison to alternative, often competing forms of land use and to use the results of the analysis as a means of influencing policy on land use.
Implementation StatusBetween June 22 and 25, 2004, the task team undertook a routine supervision mission to the above Project. The aim of the Mission was to review project implementation progress in relation to the stated project objectives and the requirements of the Grant Agreement. The overall finding of the Mission is that the project is proceeding in a satisfactory manner.
GEF Project Grant
748,000 USD
GEF Grant
748,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
4,630,000 USD
Project Cost
5,378,000 USD
Project Documents

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