Biodiversity Conservation in the Lower Dniester Delta Ecosystem

Project Summary

The project would assist the Government of Moldova and Biotica, an NGO, to improve wetland protection and management in the Lower Dniester Ecosystem. The area has been identified as a national priority and the project will assist in expanding the area under strict protection from 500 ha to 5000 ha under the category of National Park. It will assist in restoring affected wetlands and floodplain forests in the park, engaging individuals and communities in the buffer zone of the project and in strengthening collaboration with Ukraine on the protection and management of the Lower Dniester ecosystem and with Romania on the Black Sea coastal zone.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
World Bank
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
975,000 USD
Co-financing Total
1,040,550 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 2,040,550.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
27 Nov 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
03 Mar 1999
Project Approved for Implementation
07 Mar 2002
Project closed
30 Apr 2005