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Detail of GEF Project #1133

GEF Project ID1133
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameKarst Ecosystem Conservation Project
RegionEurope and Central Asia
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program4; 3; 2
Pipeline Entry Date1999-09-08
PDF-B Approval Date1999-09-29
Approval Date2001-12-07
CEO Endorsement Date2002-04-11
GEF Agency Approval Date2002-05-23
Project Completion Date2007-12-31
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyMinistry of Environmental Protection and Physical Planning
DescriptionThe project development objective is to protect the biodiversity of karst ecosystems in Croatia in a way that is participatory, economically viable, and integrated with the country’s socio-economic goals. The project will address a key environmental policy issue facing the government - how to manage the country’s future growth and development, while protecting the environment, on the national and local level. The project will assist the Government to preempt the potential threats to biodiversity related to tourism and other economic development activities in the region. To do so, the project will assist the Government to address priorities identified in the Biodiversity Strategic Action Plan by (i) building the national capacity to conserve biodiversity and support natural resource management and (ii) establishing community based approaches for biodiversity conservation and sustainable resource use in and between selected protected areas and their associate villages in the karst region. The project will demonstrate linkages, on a local level, between sustainable natural resource use, economic development and biodiversity conservation. It will support rural revitalization activities and increase the role of civil society in environmental decision-making. The project will also support regional, transboundary nativities to conserve the biodiversity of the Alp/Dinarid/Balkan karst mountain chain. The project is linked to the World Bank financed, $250 million Croatia Municipal Coastal Water Pollution Control Project.
Implementation StatusThe project continues to perform well and overall project implementation has been rated Highly Satisfactory.
PDF B Amount
230,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,070,000 USD
GEF Grant
5,300,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
3,330,000 USD
Project Cost
8,630,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
649,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
5,070,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
3,300,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
8,600,000 USD
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