Biodiversity Conservation in the Sundarbans Reserved Forest

Project Summary

The project will develop and implement a sustainable management and biodiversity conservation system for the Sundarbans region of Bangladesh on the basis of rational plans and the participation of all key stakeholders, including: (i) priority biodiversity conservation initiatives and improved forest management; (ii) increased institutional capacity to manage the Sundarbans Reserved Forest (SRF); (iii) measures to reduce poverty of the 2-3 million people living in the impact zone bordering the SRF through expanding economic opportunities, improved social infrastructure, improved organization for resource-users, and facilitating stakeholder participation in resource management; and (iv) adopting a supportive set of policies, especially related to the pricing for access to SRF resources.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
455
Project Type
Full-size Project
Status
Cancelled
Country
Bangladesh
Region
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Government of BangladeshForest Department, Sundarbans Management Agency
GEF Project Manager
Mario A. Ramos |

Financials

Project Preparation Grant Amount
0 USD
GEF Project Grant
12,200,000 USD
Co-financing Total
63,300,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
0 USD
Total Cost 75,500,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Project Cancelled
13 Jan 2005