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Detail of GEF Project #1183

GEF Project ID1183
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameTonle Sap Conservation Project
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program2
Pipeline Entry Date2000-02-09
PDF-B Approval Date2000-03-06
Approval Date2002-10-15
CEO Endorsement Date2004-04-19
GEF Agency Approval Date2004-07-02
Project Completion Date2011-12-31
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyAsian Development Bank
DescriptionThe project would assist the Government of Cambodia to conserve and sustainable manage biodiversity and its natural resources in one of the world's moist important biodiversity sites. Proposed project objectives are: (i) to support economic development and natural resources management; (ii) to strengthen community-based natural resources management systems for rural development; and (iii) to conserve globally significant biodiversity through protection and/or sustainable use of resources in threatened components of the ecosystem and critical habitats. The project will do so through the strengthening of institutional capacity at key levels such as government and local communities and long-term management of the core and buffer areas of the Tonle Sap.
Implementation StatusIn the second quarter of 2007, work continued on the preparation of management plans for the three Core Areas of Tonle Sap. The management plan for the Prek Toal Core Area was finalised, published and distributed. Interpretative information and renovations to the GECKO centre, the preeminent visitors information facility on Tonle Sap, have been completed. The first tranche of staff training in protected area management was finished and is now undergoing evaluation. Work has continued on biodiversity monitoring, the development of a school curriculum and the development and support of alternative livelihoods. Six towers have now been erected in the Stung Sen Core Area to demarcate the protected area boundaries. More cost effective options for marking the boundaries of other Core Area are being investigated as the projected completion costs exceed the budget estimate for this activity.
PDF B Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,246,420 USD
GEF Grant
3,596,420 USD
Cofinancing Total
15,536,030 USD
Project Cost
19,132,450 USD
GEF Agency Fees
382,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
3,246,420 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
15,536,030 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
19,132,450 USD
GEF Agency Fees (CEO Endo.)
382,000 USD
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