Strengthening the Network of New Protected Areas in Madagascar

Project Summary

Project Goal: The rational and effective management Madagascar’s biodiversity and natural resources supports sustainable development for the well-being of the entire population, particularly the poorest of Madagascar society living in and around its protected areas.Project Objective: Madagascar’s strengthened network of PAs provides enhanced protection and better representation of key ecosystems, and delivers economic and environmental benefits to local communities

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
Directorate of Inland Protected Areas (DAPT) (formerly the Directorate of Biodiversity Conservation and the Protected Areas Systems, DCB SAP)
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
113,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,905,265 USD
Co-financing Total
45,407,409 USD
GEF Agency Fees
371,000 USD
Total Cost 49,425,674.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
26 Mar 2013
Preparation Grant Approved
12 Sep 2013
Concept Approved
01 Nov 2013
Project Approved for Implementation
06 Sep 2017
Project closed