Biodiversity and Protected Area Management Pilot Project for the Virachey National Park

Project Summary

The development and global objective of this pilot project is to support proactive measures to minimize illegal exploitation or degradation of the relatively intact biodiversity of national and global significance in the Virachey National park. Project support would comprise two key elements – capacity building and park management. Capacity building activities would focus on: (a) strengthening the organizational and management system at the local and national levels for the conservation of biodiversity in the Virachey National Park; (b) providing in-service training to improve the technical capacity of supervisory staff and rangers; (c) developing operational guidelines for protected areas management to ensure a systematic approach to management practices; and (d) developing the institutional framework for an appropriate long-term mechanism for financing conservation activities at Virachey and other protected areas.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Royal Government of CambodiaMinistry of Environment
GEF Project Manager
Kanta Kumari |


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
2,750,000 USD
Co-financing Total
2,250,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 5,000,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Concept Approved
07 May 1999
Project Approved for Implementation
17 Dec 1999
Project closed
31 Dec 2003