Integrated Ecosystem Management in the Prespa Lakes Basin of Albania, FYR-Macedonia and Greece

Project Summary

The overall goal of this project is the conservation of globally significant biological diversity and transboundary water resources of the Prespa lakes Basin. The project’s objective is to catalyze the adoption of integrated ecosystem management (IEM) in the transboundary Prespa Lakes Basin of FYR-Macedonia, Albania, and Greece to conserve globally significant biodiversity, mitigate pollution of the transboundary lakes, and provide a sustainable basis for the Basin’s further social and economic development.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministries of Environment
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
376,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,135,000 USD
Co-financing Total
8,636,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
405,990 USD
Total Cost 13,147,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
30 Oct 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
05 Jun 2003
Concept Approved
01 Jul 2005
Project Approved for Implementation
30 Jan 2006
Project closed
16 Jul 2013