Development of the Econet for Long-term Conservation of Biodiversity in the Central Asia Ecoregions

Project Summary

1. To elaborate the scheme of econet development, based on a regionally unified and integrated information management system (GIS), combining existing data on biodiversity and natural resource (at the regional scale), existing system of protected areas, economic development (traditional, recent, planned and probable alternatives), together with newly obtained data through limited targeted research to fill key gaps. 2. To elaborate and achieve agreement for a regional "Econet" development plan implementation.3. To establish the necessary legal, institutional, technical and financial capacities and mechanisms within the region to allow the effective joint implementation of the Econet plan.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
WWF-Russian Programme Office (WWF-RPO)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
750,000 USD
Co-financing Total
1,385,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 2,160,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
04 Mar 2002
Preparation Grant Approved
20 Feb 2001
Project Approved for Implementation
17 Jul 2002
Project closed
01 Jun 2006