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 Period:
GEF - 1
Approval Fiscal Year:
1998

Financials

Project Preparation Grant Amount
0 USD
GEF Project Grant
12,200,000 USD
Co-financing Total
70,000,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
0 USD
Total Cost 82,200,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Project Cancelled
13 Jan 2005