Biodiversity Conservation and Participatory Sustainable Management of Natural Resources in the Inner Niger Delta and its Transition Areas, Mopti Region

Project Summary

This grant was initially a World Bank-IFAD initiative whose total ownership was transferred to IFAD in 2005 when IFAD signed the Memorandum of Understanding giving IFAD's direct access to GEF funds. This grant is fully blended within the IFAD-funded loan entitled, “Sahelian Area Development Fund" (SADeF). The global objective of this grant is the restoration, conservation and sustainable management of the ecosystems and their biodiversity in the Inner Delta of the Niger River and its transition zones. The project focuses on the protection and integrated management of biodiversity in ecosystems (“hotspots”) of national and global significance, such as around the three Ramsar sites, as well as on the restoration of the agro-sylvo-pastoral and fisheries potential through introducing biodiversity considerations and an ecosystem approach to sustainable natural resources management.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
International Fund for Agricultural Development
Executing Agencies
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
326,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
6,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
14,240,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
747,240 USD
Total Cost 20,566,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
23 Jun 2003
Preparation Grant Approved
20 Dec 1999
Concept Approved
01 Jul 2003
Project Approved for Implementation
10 Mar 2005
Project closed
31 Jul 2013