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Detail of GEF Project #95

GEF Project ID95
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameConservation and Sustainable Use of Medicinal Plants
CountrySri Lanka
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3
PDF-B Approval Date1997-05-01
Approval Date1997-05-01
CEO Endorsement Date1997-11-05
GEF Agency Approval Date1997-12-18
Project Completion Date2004-06-30
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyMinistry of Indigenous Medicine
DescriptionProject will design and implement a medicinal plants conservation program. For five botanical reserves where medicinal plants are collected from the wild, it will support baseline research, monitoring, conservation planning, community organizing, enrichment plantings, research on traditional medicinal plant knowledge, sustainable economic activities relating to medicinal plants or taking pressures off wild resources, improved marketing of such plants, and education. Ex-situ cultivation and conservation of medicinal plants will be supported, too, through research on and promotion of ex-situ cultivation, and through enhancing ex-situ collections. Lastly, legal and policy reforms in support of medicinal plant conservation, a national information network, and training and awareness campaigns will be financed.
Implementation StatusThe project concluded on June 30, 2004 and ICR was completed by December 16, 2004. ICR and OED ratings for the project were satisfactory and marginally satisfactory respectively.
PDF B Amount
345,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,570,000 USD
GEF Grant
4,915,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
20,400,000 USD
Project Cost
25,315,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
4,570,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
500,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
5,415,000 USD
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