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Detail of GEF Project #1679

GEF Project ID1679
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameStrengthening Romania's Protected Area System by Demonstrating Government-NGO Partnership in Romania's Maramures Nature Park
RegionEurope and Central Asia
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program4
PDF-A Approval Date2002-02-27
Approval Date2005-03-02
GEF Agency Approval Date2005-05-25
Project Completion Date2009-12-30
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyPDF A by Societatea Ecologista din Maramures, MSP by National Forest Administration
DescriptionGOAL: Strengthening Romania’s national system of protected areas by disseminating lessons and good practices extracted from the Maramures demonstration of an effective protected area model. Objective: The biodiversity of Maramures Mountains Natural Park in Romania's Northern Carpathian Mountains is effectively conserved by adopting an effective protected area management model.
Implementation StatusThe field staff was fully equipped and the last newsletter was published. In cooperation with WWF, a documentary film on the importance of fresh water was developed. The project manager attended The International Seminar on Protected Area Management. The second biodiversity inventory field campaign was completed; final reports are to be delivered. The national ecological contest “Together for nature” enhancing awareness on the Park was organized. Three proposals were submitted to the Environment Protection Agency, for financing under EU Structural Funds. GEF Mid Term Evaluation was conducted; GIS expert, recruited as a volunteer, developed the GIS tourist map of the Repedea Valley. The landscape ecologist conducted a field trip setting the next steps for the park zoning. The construction of the first mountain cabin commenced; completion is expected by end of year.
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
975,000 USD
GEF Grant
1,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
1,331,100 USD
Project Cost
2,331,100 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
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