Conservation and Sustainable Management of Dryland Biodiversity, Phase 1

Project Summary

This project aims to promote the conservation of vulnerable, endangered and endemic wild animals, medicinal plants and wild varieties of important crops in the two sanctuaries. It will strengthen the sustainable use and management of silvi-horticulture systems, agrobiodiversity and medicinal plants, inter alia to promote alternative livelihood patterns and reduce resource pressures on the sanctuaries. The project features several innovative approaches to biodiversity conservation, including promoting indigenous knowledge and grassroots solutions for developing alternative livelihoods, and identifying and promoting native conservation ethics (Sacred Groves, Knowledge Forests, etc.) as the foundation for conservation awareness efforts.

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 Environment and Forests, Government of India
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
329,600 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,710,000 USD
Co-financing Total
1,795,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
267,000 USD
Total Cost 3,834,600.00 USD

Project Timeline

Project Cancelled
19 Apr 2005