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Detail of GEF Project #928

GEF Project ID928
UNDP PMIS ID978
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameConservation and Sustainable Management of Dryland Biodiversity, Phase 1
CountryIndia
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program1
Pipeline Entry Date1998-04-01
PDF-B Approval Date1998-05-08
Approval Date2001-05-11
Project Cancellation Date2005-04-19
Project StatusCancelled
GEF AgencyUNDP
Executing AgencyMinistry of Environment and Forests, Government of India
DescriptionThis project aims to promote the conservation of vulnerable, endangered and endemic wild animals, medicinal plants and wild varieties of important crops in the two sanctuaries. It will strengthen the sustainable use and management of silvi-horticulture systems, agrobiodiversity and medicinal plants, inter alia to promote alternative livelihood patterns and reduce resource pressures on the sanctuaries. The project features several innovative approaches to biodiversity conservation, including promoting indigenous knowledge and grassroots solutions for developing alternative livelihoods, and identifying and promoting native conservation ethics (Sacred Groves, Knowledge Forests, etc.) as the foundation for conservation awareness efforts.
Implementation StatusImplementation stalled as the project proponent backed out post-approval. A consultant has been hired to begin discussion on this project with the NGO partner and the State Government during the week of the 21st of November in order to revive/resume activities.
PDF B Amount
329,600 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,710,000 USD
GEF Grant
2,039,600 USD
Cofinancing Total
1,795,000 USD
Project Cost
3,834,600 USD
GEF Agency Fees
267,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
1,710,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
1,795,000 USD
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