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Detail of GEF Project #476

GEF Project ID476
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NamePreparation of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, and First National Report to the COP of the CBD
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational ProgramEA
Approval Date1998-03-19
GEF Agency Approval Date1999-08-18
Project StatusUnder Implementation
Executing AgencyDivision of Environment and Conservation
DescriptionThis project will assist the national Government to meet its obligations under the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Implementation StatusScuba diving training was carried out for Ministry staff to improve their skills on monitoring results of marine surveys. An ecological survey was carried out in June by experts of the Ministry together with experts from the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources of American Samoa looking at birds and bats. A monitoring workshop was carried out to make an initial assessment of the implementation of NBSAP since its completion in 2000. The positive achievements, experiences, lessons learned, was shared and reviewed by the relevant stakeholders and also shared with other Pacific Islands Countries at the Pacific Nature Conservation Action Plan Roundtable NBSAP Working Group meeting in Apia in April. The commemoration of the National Biodiversity Day in May with its theme “Living with GMO’s” focused on media awareness type activities. A TPR was conducted and the project is expected to be operationally closed at the end of December 2004.
GEF Project Grant
172,010 USD
GEF Grant
172,010 USD
Cofinancing Total
11,000 USD
Project Cost
183,010 USD
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