Greater Addo Elephant National Park Project

Project Summary

The proposed project is aimed at improving the conservation of biodiversity in the Greater Addo National Park. The project would specifically support activities to: (a) identify and protect areas of unique biodiversity inder threat; (b) identify the minimum area required to maintain ecological patterns and processes; (c ) reduce critical threats facing the park; (d) develop and implement a conservation plan; (e) promote sustainable ecotourism; and (f) promote capacity building in local communities to develop environmntally acceptable economic activities.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
South Africa
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
South African National Parks
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
339,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,500,000 USD
Co-financing Total
34,440,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
850,000 USD
Total Cost 40,279,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
11 Mar 2002
Preparation Grant Approved
29 Mar 2000
Concept Approved
01 May 2002
Project Approved for Implementation
28 Jan 2004
Project closed
30 Oct 2010