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Detail of GEF Project #865

GEF Project ID865
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameConservation of the Asiatic Cheetah, its Natural Habitat and Associated Biota
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program1
PDF-A Approval Date1999-01-11
Approval Date2000-09-13
GEF Agency Approval Date2001-09-10
Project Completion Date2009-06-30
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyIUCN
Executing AgencyIUCN
DescriptionThe main objective of this project is for the conservation of the Asiatic cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus) in the I.R. of Iran and the related complex of rare and endangered wild species and their natural habitats with the support and collaboration of local communities.
Implementation StatusNo-cost extension of this project appears to be paying dividends with some significant reported achievements towards achieving the project objectives that relate to the long-term sustainability of the project’s impacts. This includes changing people’s attitudes and behaviour, developing appropriate capacity, and changing the local incentive structure to favour the conservation of cheetah, its prey and its habitat. The first Asiatic Cheetah Protection festival was held publicly on August 31. The event provided an occasion for governmental organization and NGOs to hold programs such as screening of movies, distribution of pamphlets and posters, speeches, games, painting competition, theater. Other educational programs were held in more than 20 cities and villages countrywide in cooperation with provincial offices of DOE, local NGOs and public. Public awareness activities are ongoing in Touran and Bafq with the 2 NGOs. School students were taken to the fields with game guards
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
725,000 USD
GEF Grant
750,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
690,000 USD
Project Cost
1,440,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
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