ARCTIC: Conserving Biodiversity in the Changing Arctic

Project Summary

Enhance biodiversity conservation and carbon sequestration under changing climate conditions and other environmental pressures across the Russian Arctic through sustainable wildlife resource management and mainstreaming biodiversity conservation priorities in decision making processes at federal, regional, local and indigenous communities levels, supported by increase of efficiency of protected areas system, a modern integrated knowledge-base and wildlife monitoring programme, and the implementation of National Species Conservation Strategies within and outside protected areas.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Concept Approved
Russian Federation
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology (MNRE), WCMC, GRIDA
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
106,906 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,840,850 USD
Co-financing Total
GEF Agency Fees
525,677 USD
Total Cost 5,947,756.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
12 Sep 2011
Preparation Grant Approved
17 Jul 2012
Concept Approved
01 Feb 2012
Project Approved for Implementation
Project closed