Establishing the Basis for Biodiversity Conservation on Sapo National Park and in South-East Liberia

Project Summary

The overall objective of this project is to consolidate the management and development of Sapo National Park and peripheral communal forests as part of landscape-level development. The GEF is requested to fund activities that will bring Sapo National Park and biodiversity conservation in south-east Liberia from its current low level to a situation where the Park is reasonably protected over the long term, and it plays a keystone role in training Liberian conservationists and in linking the Cestos-Senkwehn-Gbi forests (part of which is proposed as a national park), to the Grebo National Forest (proposed as a national park) which itself is adjacent to the Taï forest complex of Côte d’Ivoire.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Fauna & Flora International
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
975,000 USD
Co-financing Total
1,439,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 2,439,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
03 Oct 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
30 Oct 2001
Project Approved for Implementation
12 Nov 2004
Project closed
31 Jul 2011