Biodiversity Conservation and Management in the Barycz Valley

Project Summary

The project responds to the need for integrated ecosystem management of the Barycz Valley. The valley presents a mosaic of various ecosystem types (wetlands, agro-ecosystems, forest ecosystems) )and land uses ranging from agriculture, fisheries and protected areas. New developments put increasing pressure on the natural resources and the functional integrity of the ecosystems are under threat. The project will ensure conservation of biodiversity within the process of regional socio-economic development in the Barycz Valley. Lessons learned will be shared and replicated to other riverine valleys in Poland.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
PTPP 'Pro Natura"
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
23,968 USD
GEF Project Grant
964,350 USD
Co-financing Total
10,237,351 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 11,225,669.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
26 Mar 2004
Preparation Grant Approved
12 Feb 2002
Project Approved for Implementation
10 May 2004
Project closed
31 Jul 2008