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Detail of GEF Project #223

GEF Project ID223
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameConservation and Sustainable Use of the Biodiversity of Socotra Archipelago
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program2
PDF-A Approval Date1996-10-01
Approval Date1996-10-01
CEO Endorsement Date1997-03-08
GEF Agency Approval Date1997-05-20
Project Completion Date2003-05-01
Project StatusProject Closure
Executing AgencyGovernment of the Republic of Yemen and UNOPS
DescriptionThe focus of the project will be the development and implementation of a management plan which will integrate conservation and sustainable use of the outstanding endemic biodiversity of Socotra Archipelago, with development objectives. This project will work closely with a UNDP Country Programme project focussing on social development and basic infrastructure for the local communities.
Implementation StatusProject is nearing completion, because running out of funds ahead of time. Scheduled to complete by end of April, 2001. Currently a mission is in the field to prepare a request for follow-up financing by GEF and by other bilateral donors (Dutch, French and Italian). Project CTA and marine specialist ended their contracts in December 2000. Project is currently led by the Education specialist, whose contract has been extended until end of April 2001.
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,944,700 USD
GEF Grant
4,969,700 USD
Cofinancing Total
8,013,200 USD
Project Cost
12,982,900 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
4,944,700 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
8,085,200 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
13,054,900 USD
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