Conservation of Iranian Wetlands

Project Summary

The project’s goal is to catalyse the sustainability of Iran’s system of wetland protected areas (WPAs), thereby enhancing its effectiveness as a tool for conserving globally significant biodiversity. The project’s objective is to systematically remove or substantially mitigate threats facing globally significant biodiversity and sustainability at two demonstration sites, while ensuring that the lessons learned through these demonstrations are absorbed within WPA management systems throughout Iran and most particularly at a set of target replication sites. These target replication sites have been defined as the remaining nationally and internationally protected (Ramsar) WPAs in Iran.

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
Department of Environment
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
372,400 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,915,000 USD
Co-financing Total
9,790,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
382,000 USD
Total Cost 13,077,400.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
20 Jun 2003
Preparation Grant Approved
19 Jan 1998
Concept Approved
01 Jul 2003
Project Approved for Implementation
16 Dec 2004
Project closed
01 Apr 2013