Enhancing the Conservation Effectiveness of Seagrass Ecosystems Supporting Globally Significant Populations of Dugong Across the Indian and Pacific Ocean Basins (Short Title: The Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project)

Project Summary

To Enhance the Effectiveness of Conservation of Dugongs and their Seagrass Ecosystems Across the Indian and Pacific Ocean Basins

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
The overall Executing Agency will be the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund because of its close proximity and relationship with the UNEP/CMS Dugong MoU Secretariat who will provide technical oversight of the project.Technical Partners include: the UNEP/CMS Dugong MoU Secretariat and its Technical Advisory Team, UNEP-DEPI, Blue Ventures, GRID-arendal & Forest Trends.The key National Partners1 are:Indonesia: Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Ministry of Environment.Madagascar: Ministry of Environment and ForestsMalaysia: Ministry of Natural Resources and EnvironmentMozambique: Ministry for Coordination of Environmental Affairs (MICOA), Natural History Museum / Eduardo Mondlane University.Sri Lanka: Department of Wildlife Conservation, Ministry of the EnvironmentTimor Leste: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.Vanuatu: Department of Environment and Conservation
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
170,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,884,018 USD
Co-financing Total
99,299,043 USD
GEF Agency Fees
558,982 USD
Total Cost 105,353,061.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
30 Mar 2012
Preparation Grant Approved
18 Jun 2012
Concept Approved
31 May 2012
Project Approved for Implementation
07 Jul 2014
Project closed