Establishing Conservation Areas Landscape Management (CALM) in the Northern Plains

Project Summary

Design and implement a landscape level conservation program (CALM) through a "Living Landscapes" approach to conserve key components of biodiversity which are either unique to the landscape or for which the landscape acts as a critical range. To carry out focused site-specific conservation interventions at key sites to conserve important biodiversity. To increase the capacity of Government staff, particularly at provincial level, to carry out biodiversity conservation.To increase awareness of conservation issues and priorities throughout stakeholders across the area.To establish a biological monitoring program to identify trends which are potential indicators of success.To design a program to ensure long-term financial sustainability for critical conservation interventions.

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 Botancial Institute (NBI)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
210,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,300,000 USD
Co-financing Total
2,669,246 USD
GEF Agency Fees
382,000 USD
Total Cost 5,179,246.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
09 Apr 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
30 Apr 2002
Concept Approved
01 May 2004
Project Approved for Implementation
12 Sep 2005
Project closed
07 Dec 2012