Forest and Mountain Protected Areas Project

Project Summary

The Global Environmental Objective is to strengthen conservation and management of the country’s globally significant forest and mountain landscapes. The Development Objective of the Forest and Mountain Biodiversity Conservation Project (FMBCP) is to increase the area in forest and mountain ecosystems under formal protection status, and to develop mechanisms in order to conserve these ecosystems while ensuring that these natural assets provide a basis for improved livelihoods in rural areas and for increased tourism revenues. The proposed Forest and Mountain Biodiversity Conservation Project will achieve these objectives through: (a) the expansion and strengthening of the protected areas network; (b) the restoration or enhancement of the capacity of national institutions and other actors to manage protected areas and to preserve biodiversity within production landscapes (forest and agricultural land); (c) more sustainable management of resources outside protected areas (integrated land-use of productive landscapes); and (d) the integration of BiH into transnational biodiversity conservation initiatives. While doing so, the project is expected to provide benefits to local communities through improved livelihoods and increased revenues from tourism.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Ministry of Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry, Sarajevo; Republika Srpska: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, Banja Luka
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
3,400,000 USD
Co-financing Total
5,100,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
306,000 USD
Total Cost 8,500,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
03 Oct 2003
Concept Approved
12 Jun 2006
Project Approved for Implementation
30 Apr 2008
Project closed
26 Mar 2014