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Detail of GEF Project #85

GEF Project ID85
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameBiodiversity Conservation and Management
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3
Approval Date1993-05-01
GEF Agency Approval Date1995-03-27
Project Completion Date2003-03-31
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyMinistry of Environment and Forestry; Ministry of Science and Technical Research
DescriptionParticipatory biodiversity conservation plans are being developed and implemented for seven sites in the species-rich lowland forests of south-east Cameroon and parts of the northern savannah ecosystem. The capacity of natural resource management institutions is being strengthened through financing zoological and biological inventories, by providing equipment, training and technical assistance, and through 'twinning' between the National Herbarium and Kew Botanical Gardens and the National Herbarium of France.
Implementation StatusThe achievement of global objectives is rated "Satisfactory" in view of the project having met all three objectives: 1.(to provide support to the Recipient to conserve and manage its biological resources). The program helped to gazette two national parks, elaborated four development plans, and fully rehabilitated the Cameroon National Herbarium. 2 (to promote involvement of rural populations in biodiversity conservation) and 3 (to encourage sustainable utilization of renewable natural resources and promote sustainable development around protected areas). The program promoted the participation of local population and stakeholders in biodiversity conservation at all sites and supported the creation of numerous community-based organizations and NGOs; it also created sustainable management plans for protected areas, which included production of non-timber forest products.
PRIF Amount
137,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,960,000 USD
GEF Grant
6,097,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
6,430,000 USD
Project Cost
12,527,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
5,960,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
6,430,000 USD
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