Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in the Dalmatian Coast through Greening Coastal Development

Project Summary

The proposal would aim to make development greener across a key area of the coastal zone by creating an enabling environment and change the behavior of economic actors within the landscape so that key mosaic of habitats and species are secured and their needs incorporated into economic development of the region. It will do so through mainstreaming biodiversity principles into government ministries and planning and through working directly through industry, particularly tourism, agriculture, fisheries and the banking sector. It will also support the standardization and improvement of the PA network within the region through a series of demonstrations, the promotion of financial sustainability and the development of local capacity.

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 Environmental Protection, Physical Planning and Construction, Government of Croatia
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
321,500 USD
GEF Project Grant
6,988,000 USD
Co-financing Total
24,334,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
657,855 USD
Total Cost 31,643,500.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
16 May 2003
Preparation Grant Approved
23 Aug 2002
Concept Approved
01 Nov 2005
Project Approved for Implementation
28 Sep 2006
Project closed
31 Aug 2013