Improving Management Effectiveness of the Protected Area Network

Project Summary

The Biodiversity of South Africa is protected from existing and emerging threats through the development of a financially sustainable, effective and representative national protected area network and improved land use practices in buffers around parks with a focus on community benefits and partnerships

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
South Africa
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
South African National Parks,Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency,Department of Environmental Affairs,South African National Biodiversity Institute CapeNatureEast Cape Parks and Tourism AgencyLimpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
100,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
8,550,000 USD
Co-financing Total
49,559,113 USD
GEF Agency Fees
855,000 USD
Total Cost 58,209,112.56 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
12 Mar 2012
Preparation Grant Approved
25 Oct 2012
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2012
Project Approved for Implementation
03 Mar 2014
Project closed