Catalyzing Sustainability of the Wetland Protected Areas System in Belarusian Polesie through Increased Management Efficiency and Realigned Land Use Practices

Project Summary

The project would assist the government of Belarus to conserve and sustainable manage biodiversity in the Polesei Region through PA protection, and the integration of biodiversity concerns in activities related to land-use. .The project would improve the quality of key policies for several productive sectors such as agriculture, forestry, flood defense) in parallel to the establishment of PAs at target sites of global importance. It will also assist the government in strengthening cooperation with Ukraine on the establishment of the transborder Pripyat-Sokhid-Prostyr reserve.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of Belarus
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
219,400 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,191,500 USD
Co-financing Total
9,094,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
216,981 USD
Total Cost 11,504,900.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
16 May 2002
Preparation Grant Approved
06 Apr 2001
Concept Approved
01 Jul 2005
Project Approved for Implementation
08 Dec 2005
Project closed
31 Dec 2011