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Detail of GEF Project #129

GEF Project ID129
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameBiodiversity Conservation Management Project
RegionEurope and Central Asia
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3; 4
PDF-A Approval Date1995-07-14
PDF-B Approval Date1996-11-19
Approval Date1997-05-01
CEO Endorsement Date1999-04-29
GEF Agency Approval Date1999-05-27
Project Completion Date2006-09-30
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyNational Regie of Forests (NRF) in the Ministry of Waters, Forests and Environment
DescriptionProject consists of development and implementation of management plans for three top priority sites identified by the Romanian Biodiversity Steering Committee in the Carpathian Mountains, including buffer zone and micro-enterprise, sustainable-use demonstration activities with local communities. Sites are (1) Piatra Craiului Biosphere Reserve (pristine mountain forests/alpine ecosystems harboring large carnivores), (2) Retezat National Park (coniferous forest/alpine meadow), (3) Neamt and Suceava (mixed hill forest and meadows/reintroduction of European bison). Project also supports a public awareness and education campaign, and capacity building at the local and national levels.
Implementation StatusA recent supervision mission was undertaken to assess overall project performance and achievements, which was reported to be good and in accordance with project work plans and agreements reached. The mission recommended, and it was agreed, that an independent & participatory assessment of protected area management 'best practices' in Romania should be commissioned to establish the range of protected area management practices. An extension of the closing date till 12/31/2004 was approved recently, and a further extension is likely.
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
PDF B Amount
300,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
5,325,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
1,600,000 USD
Project Cost
6,925,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
5,500,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
3,300,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
9,125,000 USD
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