Development, Empowerment and Conservation in the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park and Surrounding Region

Project Summary

The project development objective (PDO) is to improve access to information needed to select the best feasible option for maintaining the availability of fresh water of adequate quality to the Lake St Lucia System , a wetland of global biodiversity importance, and to increase access among local communities to conservation compatible economic opportunities.This PDO will contribute to a long term goal of improving the ecosystem functioning of the Lake St Lucia System to conserve wetland habitats of global importance.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
South Africa
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
St. Lucia Wetland Park Authority
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
310,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
9,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
12,700,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
931,000 USD
Total Cost 22,010,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
13 Oct 2005
Preparation Grant Approved
06 Aug 2007
Concept Approved
01 Sep 2008
Project Approved for Implementation
12 Oct 2009
Project closed
09 Jul 2018