Cape Peninsula Biodiversity Conservation Project

Project Summary

The Cape Peninsula Biodiversity Conservation Project will provide resources to assist in the creation of the Cape Peninsula National Park by (i) addressing the most urgent conservation needs, including eradication of invasive exotics and improvement of local emergency response capacity (in case of oil spills or wildfires), (ii) freeing admission-fee resources to allow upgrading of visitor facilities and management systems to ensure financial sustainability of the park, (iii) expanding the Table Mountain Fund which supports mainly NGO-led conservation initiatives, and (iv) initiating strategic conservation planning for the entire Cape Floristic region. The PDF will synthesize conservation threats and strategic priorities in the Cape Floristic region, and assist designing an appropriate response program.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
South Africa
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
National Parks Board; Table Mountain Trust Fund
GEF Period:
GEF - 1
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
85,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
12,300,000 USD
Co-financing Total
78,900,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 91,285,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
01 Nov 1997
Concept Approved
01 Nov 1997
Project Approved for Implementation
15 Jan 1998
Project closed
30 Jun 2005