Coastal Biodiversity Management of DPR Korea's West Sea

Project Summary

The goal of the project is to plan implement a sustainable development of the coast of the Gulf of West Korea, with a focus on globally significant biodiversity, human health and quality of life, thus securing a balance between protection of natural resources and environmentally-sound development. It will operate at three levels: (a) at the provincial and national level, planning processes will be enhanced through capacity building, increased public involvement and the development of broad-based planning processes for South Pyongan Province. At the county level, a fully developed integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan will be implemented in the Mundok County Coastal zone. At the local level, demonstration of effective and integrated coastal zone management plans will be implemented for biodiversity conservation, agriculture, and other related sectors, focusing on and around the Mundok reserve. Four broad project objectives have been identified: (a) planning processes for wetland management effective at national and local levels; (b) Public awareness of natural resources and biodiversity values achieved through increased participation in protected areas management; (c) implementation of the integrated coastal zone management plan in Mundock County to demonstrate biodiversity conservation with sustainable development; (d) Management practices in industries and other sectors with potential environmental impacts improved.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Project Approved
Korea DPR
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
National Coordinating Committee for Environment (NCCE) in collaboration with MLEP and the Academy of Sciences
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
774,523 USD
Co-financing Total
540,990 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 1,315,513.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
22 Jun 2001
Project Approved for Implementation
14 Jan 2002
Project closed
31 Dec 2006