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Detail of GEF Project #1535

GEF Project ID1535
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameRural Environment Project
RegionEurope and Central Asia
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3; 4; 12
Pipeline Entry Date2002-01-11
PDF-B Approval Date2002-01-11
Approval Date2005-04-06
CEO Endorsement Date2005-05-12
GEF Agency Approval Date2005-06-09
Project Completion Date2009-12-31
Project StatusProject Completion
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyMinistry of Ecology and Natural Resources
DescriptionThe project introduces a new multiple-use protected areas model to conserve global biodiversity resources in Azerbaijan, which is new to the country. The project’s development objective is to introduce improved natural resource management and related economic activities in two mountainous areas of Azerbaijan, in order to enhance the ecological quality and the sustainable productivity of high elevation forests and pastures. The project’s global objective is to protect biodiversity in two globally significant biodiversity areas within the Caucasus and Zangezur mountains, and introduce and pilot an inclusive model of Protected Area management in Azerbaijan
Implementation StatusThe Project underwent substantial evolution and restructuring, at Government's request. Project preparation activities were completed on 5/31/2005 and project team will work on Completion Report. The project was approved by Bank Board on 6/9/2005.
PDF B Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
5,350,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
11,880,000 USD
Project Cost
17,230,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
482,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
5,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
12,100,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
17,450,000 USD
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