Environment Program Support Project

Project Summary

Project will fund: 1- mgt. plan for forests outside the protected area (PA) system, planning and zoning of new PAs, and community-based sustainable forestry mgt. and development of sustainable harvesting regimes for non-timber forest products; 2- mgt. plan development, mgt. assistance and operational expenses in priority PAs of high biological value but low near-term economic value, as well as analytical work to reform PA fee-taxation policies; 3- rapid field inventory of Malagasi coral reef ecosystems and recommendations for marine parks; 4- technical support for regional envt. programming, training and inform. needs; 5- review nat. policies for exporting non-timber forest products to increase value captured; 6- comprehensive review of biodiversity outside PAs to determine its real values and inform conservation and NRM planning; 7- applied research and training for biodiversity mgt.

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
National Association for the Management of Protected Areas(ANGAP); National Environment Office (ONE); Directorate of Water and Forests (DEF)
GEF Project Manager


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
20,800,000 USD
Co-financing Total
135,200,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 156,000,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Concept Approved
01 Aug 1996
Project Approved for Implementation
12 Nov 1996
Project closed
30 Jun 2002