Improving Sustainability of PA System in Desert Ecosystems through Promotion of Biodiversity-compatible Livelihoods in and around PAs

Project Summary

To enhance the sustainability of protected areas in globally important desert and semi-desert ecosystems by expanding their geographic coverage, promoting a landscape approach, and supporting biodiversity-compatible livelihoods in and around PAs.

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
Forestry and Hunting Committee of the Ministry of Agriculture
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
120,500 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,364,000 USD
Co-financing Total
19,179,293 USD
GEF Agency Fees
436,400 USD
Total Cost 23,663,793.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
05 Aug 2011
Preparation Grant Approved
27 Oct 2011
Concept Approved
01 Nov 2011
Project Approved for Implementation
08 Jul 2013
Project closed