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Detail of GEF Project #1043

GEF Project ID1043
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameEstablishing Conservation Areas Landscape Management (CALM) in the Northern Plains
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3
Pipeline Entry Date2001-05-14
PDF-B Approval Date2002-04-30
Approval Date2004-05-21
CEO Endorsement Date2005-09-12
GEF Agency Approval Date2005-12-07
Project Completion Date2012-12-31
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyNational Botancial Institute (NBI)
DescriptionDesign and implement a landscape level conservation program (CALM) through a "Living Landscapes" approach to conserve key components of biodiversity which are either unique to the landscape or for which the landscape acts as a critical range. To carry out focused site-specific conservation interventions at key sites to conserve important biodiversity. To increase the capacity of Government staff, particularly at provincial level, to carry out biodiversity conservation. To increase awareness of conservation issues and priorities throughout stakeholders across the area. To establish a biological monitoring program to identify trends which are potential indicators of success. To design a program to ensure long-term financial sustainability for critical conservation interventions.
Implementation StatusCALM has continued to invest in major infrastructure and equipment purchases for Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary and Preah Vihear Protected Forest. The construction of the Preah Vihear Protected Forest headquarters by Complete Project Services (CPS) is on-going, although delays in signing the contract combined with the early start of the wet season had meant that the building is proceeding slower than expected. Extensive consultations were undertaken with communities, village chiefs, commune and district officials from the districts of Chhep and Chaom Ksant, adjoining the Preah Vihear Protected Forest and O’Scach-O’Dar key sites. Similar consultations have been undertaken with local authorities around Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary in Chaom Ksant and Kulen districts to determine appropriate land uses within the sanctuary. The biological monitoring program was completed for the second year in the Preah Vihear Protected Forest and demonstrated greater than expected numbers of wildlife. A full report will be completed during the third Quarter.
PDF B Amount
210,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,300,000 USD
GEF Grant
2,510,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
2,669,246 USD
Project Cost
5,179,246 USD
GEF Agency Fees
382,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
2,300,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
2,665,517 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
5,175,517 USD
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