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Detail of GEF Project #403

GEF Project ID403
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameSouth Pacific Biodiversity Conservation Programme
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational ProgramSTRM
Approval Date1991-05-01
GEF Agency Approval Date1993-04-24
Project Completion Date2001-12-31
Project StatusProject Closure
Executing AgencySouth Pacific Regional Environment Programme
DescriptionProject protects biological diversity of 15 island states by facilitating establishment of conservation areas with agreed criteria for development based on long-term ecological sustainability. Supports scientific and technical assessments, trains NGO and government officials, facilitates extensive consultations with local groups, assists with initial management of protected areas, and raises public awareness.
Implementation StatusWork has commenced on preparing the final evaluation of the project. This is an important undertaking for GEF as the recommendations from the evaluation will have a direct bearing on future GEF biodiversity interventions in the Pacific. The evaluation is being undertaken jointly with AusAID, who have also contributed significant co-financing to the project. Terms of Reference for the joint evaluation have been prepared and agreed. A consultant will be hired to assist the Project Team with pre-evaluation requirements. A project workshop being held in June will then be used to initiate the evaluation.
GEF Project Grant
10,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
10,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
4,296,000 USD
Project Cost
14,296,000 USD
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