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Detail of GEF Project #1600

GEF Project ID1600
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameBiodiversity Conservation in the Lower Dniester Delta Ecosystem
RegionEurope and Central Asia
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program2
PDF-A Approval Date1999-03-03
Approval Date2002-03-07
GEF Agency Approval Date2002-03-28
Project Completion Date2005-04-30
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyWorld Bank
DescriptionThe project would assist the Government of Moldova and Biotica, an NGO, to improve wetland protection and management in the Lower Dniester Ecosystem. The area has been identified as a national priority and the project will assist in expanding the area under strict protection from 500 ha to 5000 ha under the category of National Park. It will assist in restoring affected wetlands and floodplain forests in the park, engaging individuals and communities in the buffer zone of the project and in strengthening collaboration with Ukraine on the protection and management of the Lower Dniester ecosystem and with Romania on the Black Sea coastal zone.
Implementation StatusThe final Withdrawal Request was processed. However, the project did not make much progress over the last year, mainly due to failure of Government to advance the creation of a National Park, envisaged under the project as the first multiple-use protected area in the country. Therefore, no further extension of closing date was approved and the project closed on its original closing date of 4/30/2005 without achieving its main objectives being fully disbursed. The remaining balance of $486,882.55 was also cancelled, and the Completion Report was delivered on 8/19/2005 and submitted to ENV Anchor 8/22.
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
975,000 USD
GEF Grant
1,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
1,040,550 USD
Project Cost
2,040,550 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
975,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
1,040,550 USD
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