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Detail of GEF Project #776

GEF Project ID776
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameConservation and Sustainable Use of Medicinal Plants in Arid and Semi-arid Ecosystems
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program1
PDF-B Approval Date1998-12-18
Approval Date2000-05-01
CEO Endorsement Date2001-08-14
GEF Agency Approval Date2002-02-14
Project Completion Date2010-09-30
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyEgyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA)
DescriptionThe objective of the project is to conserve globally significant medicinal plant species and associated habitats in St Katherine’s Protectorate as follows: (1) foreclose the use of critically endangered medicinal plant species in hotspots; (2) introduce small-scale community-based cultivation, processing and medicinal plant marketing to relieve pressure from wild sources in orchards and gardens; (3) introduce best practices for wild medicinal plant collection and sustainable collection levels throughout the protectorate; (4) promote alternative energy sources in demonstration areas; (5) disperse grazing pressure throughout the Protectorate; (6) protect community intellectual property rights in Egypt; (7) and replicate project successes in Egypt.
Implementation Status-The project has successfully arranged for a national workshop on medicinal plants in January 2004. The objective of the workshop was to introduce the project to the members of the civil society related to the project including academia, medicinal plants
PDF B Amount
170,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,117,000 USD
GEF Grant
4,287,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
4,766,000 USD
Project Cost
9,053,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
365,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
4,117,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
4,765,998 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
9,052,998 USD
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