Integrated Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Management

Project Summary

The project will assist the Government of Gambia to promote active stakeholder participation in biodiversity conservation and management inside and outside key protected areas. The processes and mechanisms will be initially developed in two contrasting sites and their replicability tested in at least one further site during project implementation. Identified sites are the Tambi, Bao Bolong and Niumi wetlands, The goal of the project is to conserve and sustainably manage globally significant biodiversity in coastal, marine and wetland ecosystems in Gambia. Its objectives are to strengthened coastal and marine protected area system and in-situ conservation of globally significant species and habitats in Gambia.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Department of Parks and Wildlife Management (DPWM)
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
960,104 USD
Co-financing Total
789,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 1,774,104.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
20 Apr 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
01 Sep 1999
Project Approved for Implementation
09 Nov 2001
Project closed
31 Mar 2008