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Conservation of Big Cats

Project Summary

Ensuring Conservation of unique landscapes and ecosystems in the globally important ecoregions in Russia (Northern Caucasus, Altai-Sayan and Russian Far East) while maintaining big cats (Persian leopard, snow leopard, Amur tiger, and Far Eastern leopard) as keystone species

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Concept Approved
Russian Federation
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
World Wildlife Fund - US Chapter
Executing Agencies
Ministry of NR and Environment of Russia; WWF Russia
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
200,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
12,707,550 USD
Co-financing Total
136,583,133 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,143,679 USD
Total Cost 149,490,683.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
21 Aug 2013
Preparation Grant Approved
16 Jan 2014
Concept Approved
01 Nov 2013
Project Approved for Implementation
Project closed