Development of Mnazi Bay Marine Park

Project Summary

This GEF Project provides the additional funding for the development of a multi-purpose Marine Protected Area around the globally significant marine biodiversity values of the Mnazi Bay and Rovuma River estuary areas in southern Tanzania. This is Tanzania’s second Marine Park. In keeping with Marine Park philosophy in Tanzania, the sustainable use of marine resources by communities, as well as biodiversity conservation, is emphasized. This is designed as 54-month project including an initial participatory planning phase followed by an implementation phase. There is a focus on protected area zoning with sustainable harvesting. Externalities are addressed.

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
Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
120,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,495,424 USD
Co-financing Total
2,073,800 USD
GEF Agency Fees
268,000 USD
Total Cost 3,689,224.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
01 May 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
01 May 2000
Project Approved for Implementation
03 Jan 2002
Project closed
31 Dec 2008