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Detail of GEF Project #1929

GEF Project ID1929
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameParticipatory Community-based Conservation in the Anjozorobe Forest Corridor
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program4
Approval Date2003-05-21
GEF Agency Approval Date2004-02-26
Project Completion Date2008-03-31
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyFANAMBY and WWF
DescriptionThe objective of the project is that biodiversity and habitat are conserved in the globally significant highland forest corridor of Anjozorobe, Madagascar. This will be achieved by promoting a model of sustainable community-based management within the context of a Regional Forest Reserve (RFR).
Implementation StatusThe first funds flowed for this project in August 2004. A Mid-Term Evaluation was conducted in September 2006. The Project continues to make satisfactory progress towards meeting its objective. The Project has sought to integrate biodiversity conservation and production activities through the development of a multiple use protected area. This has been established, under a temporary edict, covering an area of 52,200 hectares, of which 24\% is to be strictly protected, 70\% for sustainable use management, and the residual area transferred to community tenure. A key achievement of the project has been to stabilize the forest edge, which had been severely threatened by forest clearance. This has been achieved by securing the commitment of local government and community authorities. An important change has been the improvement in enforcement, with the active involvement of local forest committees. The project has introduced a new adaptive management process, with the intention that it becomes the modus operandi for forest conservation
GEF Project Grant
975,000 USD
GEF Grant
975,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
570,000 USD
Project Cost
1,545,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Project Documents

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