Integrated Marine and Coastal Resource Management

Project Summary

The proposed project will strengthen the conservation and management of globally significant marine and coastal biodiversity in Senegal. Consequently, it will answer priorities identified in the National Biodiversity Strategy and the National Environment Action Plan. The project’s specific objectives will be to:1. Strengthen the management of existing coastal and marine protected areas;2. Develop and implement participatory systems for managing biodiversity in a sustainable manner.3. Improve capacity to protect and conserve coastal and marine biodiversity by: i) establishing a coherent institutional framework involving all stakeholders, ii) developing and nurturing required scientific, technical and managerial skills, and iii) improving the regulatory framework for coastal zone management.At Work Program Inclusion, the project proposes to use protected areas as development poles, designing and testing approaches that integrate biodiversity conservation and sustainable use concerns with poverty alleviation and socio-economic development. GEF funding will support efforts by the Department of National Parks to sustainable manage the network of protected areas along the coast using an ecosystem approach. To meets it conservation and sustainable use objectives, the project includes the following components: (a) development of sustainable fisheries; (b) conservation of critical habitats and species; (c) program management, including M&E and communication schemes.

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 Environment and Sanitation
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
343,496 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
11,490,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
806,000 USD
Total Cost 16,833,496.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
24 Aug 2000
Concept Approved
01 Feb 2004
Project Approved for Implementation
08 Oct 2004
Project closed
29 Jun 2012