Enhancing the Resilience of Pastoral Ecosystems and Livelihoods of Nomadic Herders

Project Summary

Conserve and enhance biological diversity and reduce pasture degradation in selected areas of reindeer herding in Russia and Mongolia, while enhancing livelihood resilience and sustainability of nomadic herder communities.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Concept Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
- GRID-Arendal (Norway)- Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism of Mongolia- International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry St Other Executing partners: - Taiga Nature Society (Mongolia)- Institute for Indigenous Peoples of the North of the Herzen State University- Taiga Nature Society (Mongolia)- Association of World Reindeer Herders- International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry (Norway)- UArctic EALAT Institute for Circumpolar Reindeer Husbandry - UArctic EALAT Institute for Circumpolar Reindeer Husbandry (Norway)- IUCN/WISP
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
122,727 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,695,454 USD
Co-financing Total
23,840,790 USD
GEF Agency Fees
469,546 USD
Total Cost 28,658,971.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
05 Dec 2011
Preparation Grant Approved
13 Apr 2012
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2012
Project Approved for Implementation
Project closed