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Detail of GEF Project #635

GEF Project ID635
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameMaluku Conservation and Natural Resources Management
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program2; 3
Approval Date1999-01-01
Project Cancellation Date2000-12-31
Project StatusCancelled
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyProvincial Government of Maluku, District Government of Maluku Tangara, Directorate General of Regional Development, Ministry of Home Affairs, Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation, Ministry of Forestry
DescriptionThe project is located on and around four biologically-rich islands in the province of Maluku in eastern Indonesia. Home to a rich mixture of flora, fauna and marine species, Maluku has just one terrestrial and one marine protected area, which are poorly managed and under threat. The project will address the threats by: (a) strengthening management of the existing terrestrial protected area (Manusela National Park) and establishing a second area (Lolabata-Akitajawe National Park); (b) expanding and managing a system of marine protected areas around the Aru and Banda islands; (c) encouraging local communities to support conservation and adopt more sustainable use practices by (i) providing development grants in return for pro-environmental actions, and (ii) reviving traditional natural resource management systems; and (d) promoting community, NGO and private sector involvement in ecotourism development and protected area planning and management. It also includes biodiversity monitoring and environmental awareness components.
Implementation StatusProject cancelled due to continuing civil unrest in Maluku.
GEF Project Grant
6,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
6,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
4,600,000 USD
Project Cost
10,600,000 USD
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