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Detail of GEF Project #618

GEF Project ID618
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameAquatic Biodiversity Conservation
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program2
Approval Date1999-01-01
CEO Endorsement Date1999-06-01
GEF Agency Approval Date1999-07-20
Project Completion Date2004-12-31
Project Cancellation Date2006-05-01
Project StatusCancelled
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyMinistry of Fisheries and Livestock, Department of Fisheries, Bangladesh Water Development Board, Local Government Engineering Department
DescriptionIn this project, the GEF aims at financing the incremental costs of promoting wetlands and aquatic biodiversity conservation and sustainable use in Bangladesh. It will do so by complementing the IV IDA's Fisheries Project. The GEF approach relies on removing barriers for successful mainstreaming of aquatic biodiversity and wetlands conservation within the fisheries sector through demonstration, capacity building, enhancement of the information base for sound decision making, incentive development, and policy development. The GEF components will contribute to support the piloting of community-based aquatic sanctuaries; enhance local capacity for addressing aquatic ecosystem management issues; enhance the knowledge base for sound ecosystem management and decision-making, including monitoring and evaluation for sustainable long-term aquatic ecosystem management; and develop policy and action plans for aquatic biodiversity conservation, mainly by mainstreaming it within the fisheries sector. It is expected that these activities will have substantial multiplicative effects both in Bangladesh and in other Asian countries.
Implementation StatusProject closed on December 31, 2004 and ICM completed. Project activities were scaled down at MTR. A total of 18 studies relating to genetic diversity studies and management related studies were completed. However, action plans for the implementation of recommendations of such studies will emerge later through the Fisheries IV project. A total of 25 sanctuaries were established and managed as a pilot. Training on biodiversity assessment for staff completed and training for genetic improvement and brood stock management for 340 private and NGO hatchery owners
GEF Project Grant
5,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
5,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
55,840,000 USD
Project Cost
60,840,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
5,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
55,800,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
60,800,000 USD
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