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Detail of GEF Project #99

GEF Project ID99
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameKerinci Seblat Integrated Conservation and Development
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3; 4
Approval Date1995-05-03
CEO Endorsement Date1996-01-05
GEF Agency Approval Date1996-04-30
Project Completion Date2002-12-31
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyBAPPENAS; Ministry of Forestry
DescriptionThe project will secure the future of Kerinci-Seblat National Park (KSNP) by integrating park management and conservation with local and regional development. Park mgt./protection will be strengthened, based on collaborative linkages with buffer-zone communities, and local NGOs and govts. The project will stabilize land use outside KSNP by promoting activities consistent with park conservation objectives, and by improving local land use to relieve pressure on KSNP. Biodiversity assessments in forest concessions surrounding the park will assist better mgt. of a permanent buffer zone in these areas. The project will strengthen regulatory guidelines for inter-provincial, regional planning; improve local and govt. conservation awareness, provide training and extension to villagers, park and local govt. staff.
Implementation StatusThe GEF grant was extended until December 31, 2002. After 6 years, even though the Park has been gazetted, and received substantial resources for protection, the threats are more serious. The greatest threat remains rampant illegal logging followed by local governments ignoring national laws and building roads through the park, threatening the integrity of the forest, the park and its large mammal populations. Latest Bank’s mission highlighted several major achievements of the project, i.e. completion of action plans for improving concession management in each buffer zone concession, budget allocation increase for the Park management, the Visitor Center is fully functioning, and Village Conservation Grants which funded economic and income generating activities has been distributed to 72 villages around the Park.
PRIF Amount
900,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
13,500,000 USD
GEF Grant
14,400,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
25,500,000 USD
Project Cost
39,900,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
15,020,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
30,949,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
46,869,000 USD
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