The Development and Management of the Selous-Niassa Wildlife Corridor

Project Summary

The Selous – Niassa Wildlife corridor is classified as a threatened miombo woodland ecosystem linking the Selous and Niassa Game Reserves, two of the largest protected areas in Tanzania and Mozambique. If the predicted development pressures on this Corridor are not addressed this corridor and associated conservation benefits could lose its ecological integrity and so conservation role in the next six - seven years. Immediate Objectives 1. The Selous-Niassa Wildlife Corridor is effectively conserved, with the establishment of a network of village wildlife management areas that are protected, managed and utilised sustainably by the local communities with the assistance of Local Government and Wildlife Division. 2. Benefits from wildlife management enhance the livelihood security of villages with WMAs, and promote the long-term conservation of the corridor.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Selous Conservation Programme of Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
13,500 USD
GEF Project Grant
986,500 USD
Co-financing Total
1,060,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 2,060,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
14 Nov 2003
Preparation Grant Approved
10 Dec 2000
Project Approved for Implementation
24 May 2004
Project closed
01 Dec 2008