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Detail of GEF Project #818

GEF Project ID818
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameConservation of Globally Threatened Species in the Rainforests of Southwest Sri Lanka
CountrySri Lanka
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3
PDF-A Approval Date1998-12-10
Approval Date2000-04-19
GEF Agency Approval Date2000-07-13
Project StatusUnder Implementation
Executing AgencyForest Department, Ministry of Forestry and Environment
DescriptionThe project aims to protect the ecosystems in the rainforests of Sinharaja and Kanneliya-Dediyagala-Nakiyadeniya (popularly known as the KDN complex) through community co-management. The will develop a) buffer zone community (and society at large) cooperating in the conservation of the selected rainforest ecosystems harboring globally threatened species; b) a suitable model developed for securing collaboration between the local community, state agencies and other stakeholders in managing the rainforest ecosystems; c) sustainable use of non-timber forests products secured; and d) forests adequately protected against encroachment and illicit logging
Implementation StatusThe Terminal Evaluation of the Project was conducted in September 2007 and the final report is awaited from the Evaluators.
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
724,713 USD
GEF Grant
749,713 USD
Cofinancing Total
226,000 USD
Project Cost
975,713 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
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