Gulf of Gabes Marine and Coastal Resources Protection

Project Summary

This project will develop sustainable use and management plans for the Gulf of Gabes marine and coastal regions in Tunisia. The project would seek to: (a) develop mechanisms for the integrated biodiversity management of the Gulf of Gabes at six pilot sites and implement three of them; and (b) identify the long-term institutional and technical resources required to reverse the current trend of biodiversity degradation through involvement of the communities concerned within a framework of promoting sustainable participatory development. These objectives would be accomplished through institutional strengthening, training, capacity building and dissemination, baseline data acquisition and applied biodiversity monitoring ; and participatory biodiversity management plans and mainstreaming of biodiversity protection.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Water Resources
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
6,310,000 USD
Co-financing Total
3,500,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
666,000 USD
Total Cost 10,160,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
06 Mar 2003
Preparation Grant Approved
23 Jul 1999
Concept Approved
01 Jul 2003
Project Approved for Implementation
08 Feb 2005
Project closed
31 Mar 2012