Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity through Sound Tourism Development in Biosphere Reserves in Central and Eastern Europe

Project Summary

The overall goal of this project is to promote the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity through the development and implementation of sustainable tourism practices in the 3 par-ticipating Biosphere Reserves.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
Ecological Tourism in Europe (ETE)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
941,900 USD
Co-financing Total
1,178,700 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 2,145,600.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
08 Jan 2003
Preparation Grant Approved
10 Jul 2003
Project Approved for Implementation
10 Mar 2005
Project closed