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Detail of GEF Project #1909

GEF Project ID1909
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameProtection of the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem (LME)
Focal AreaInternational Waters
Operational Program8
Pipeline Entry Date1998-02-20
PDF-B Approval Date2003-08-26
PDF-B(Supplemental Approval Date2006-03-30
Approval Date2007-09-05
CEO Endorsement Date2009-04-27
Project StatusUnder Implementation
Executing AgencyFAO/UNEP
DescriptionTo enable the countries of the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem to address priority transboundary concerns on declining fisheries, associated biodiversity and water quality through governance reforms, investments and management programs. The long-term environmental goal of the CCLME program is to reverse the degradation of the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem caused by over-fishing, habitat modification and changes in water quality by adoption of an ecosystem-based management approach.
Implementation StatusThis Block B proposal submitted Aug 21, 2003 represents a revision of a Block B proposal submitted in 2002 that was not sufficiently responsive to GEFSEC recommendations transmitted in a Feb 20, 1998 Memorandum from K King to A Djoghlaf regarding the original submission from UNEP. The project concept was approved Feb 28, 1998, but the Block B request was to be revised to incorporate FAO involvement and focus on fisheries issues as the key transboundary concerns of the LME. As noted under "Recommendations", the Block B is now responsive and is being recommended for CEO approval.
PDF B Amount
340,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
8,090,000 USD
GEF Grant
8,790,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
17,716,250 USD
Project Cost
26,506,250 USD
GEF Agency Fees
879,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
8,090,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
17,805,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
26,595,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees (CEO Endo.)
879,000 USD
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