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Detail of GEF Project #125

GEF Project ID125
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameEnvironment Program Support Project
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3; 2
Approval Date1996-08-01
CEO Endorsement Date1996-11-12
GEF Agency Approval Date1996-12-12
Project Completion Date2003-06-30
Project StatusProject Closure
Executing AgencyNational Association for the Management of Protected Areas(ANGAP); National Environment Office (ONE); Directorate of Water and Forests (DEF)
DescriptionProject will fund: 1- mgt. plan for forests outside the protected area (PA) system, planning and zoning of new PAs, and community-based sustainable forestry mgt. and development of sustainable harvesting regimes for non-timber forest products; 2- mgt. plan development, mgt. assistance and operational expenses in priority PAs of high biological value but low near-term economic value, as well as analytical work to reform PA fee-taxation policies; 3- rapid field inventory of Malagasi coral reef ecosystems and recommendations for marine parks; 4- technical support for regional envt. programming, training and inform. needs; 5- review nat. policies for exporting non-timber forest products to increase value captured; 6- comprehensive review of biodiversity outside PAs to determine its real values and inform conservation and NRM planning; 7- applied research and training for biodiversity mgt.
Implementation StatusThe objectives of EP2 are to: a) reduce environmental degradation trends at the national level; b) increase the sustainable use of natural resources in target areas; and c) establish conditions for mainstreaming sustainable environmental and natural resources management at the national level, the ICR rates the outcome as Marginally Satisfactory. This is because, all these objectives were achieved to a certain extent in localized areas, albeit at a lower level than hoped for, and not consistently across the board.
PRIF Amount
500,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
20,800,000 USD
GEF Grant
21,300,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
135,200,000 USD
Project Cost
156,500,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
20,800,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
134,200,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
155,500,000 USD
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