Expansion and Strengthening of the Protected Area Subsystem of the Outer Islands of Seychelles and its Integration into the Broader Land and Seascape

Project Summary

To promote the conservation and sustainable use of coastal and marine biodiversity in the Seychelles’ Outer Islands by integrating a National Subsystem of Coastal and Marine Protected Areas (CMPAs) into the broader land- and seascape while reducing the pressures on natural resources from competing land uses.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Department of Environment, in collaboration with NGOs and private sector companies
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
87,046 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,785,500 USD
Co-financing Total
10,434,049 USD
GEF Agency Fees
178,550 USD
Total Cost 12,306,595.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
14 Nov 2011
Preparation Grant Approved
17 May 2012
Concept Approved
01 Feb 2012
Project Approved for Implementation
03 Dec 2013
Project closed