Conservation of Wetland and Coastal Ecosystems in the Mediterranean Region

Project Summary

The project is focused on urgent actions at threatened sites containing globally significant species diversity. These areas are the forerunners of national networks of sites to cover all important and institutional capacity to address these issues. The project structure consists of a government National Coordinator (funded by the governments/Authority and therefore non-GEF funds) responsible for all national aspects of the project; a Local Coordinator for each project site, supported by a local Site Management Committee; a Regional Facilitator, charged with organising the regional aspects of the programme, supported by an international Advisory Committee made up of donors and governments/Authority (represented by the National Cooordinator for each country/authority).

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
GEF Period:
GEF - 1
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
162,245 USD
GEF Project Grant
13,273,200 USD
Co-financing Total
26,320,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 39,755,445.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
01 Oct 1997
Concept Approved
01 May 1997
Project Approved for Implementation
18 May 1999
Project closed