Inventory, Evaluation and Monitoring of Botanical Diversity in Southern Africa: A Regional Capacity and Institution Building Network

Project Summary

Through networking and developing existing capacities within the southern African region, this project will build the effective capacity of professional and support staff in 10 countries to inventory, evaluate and monitor some 30,0000 species of flowering plants and ferns (10% of the global flora) within arid, mediterranean, forest, mountain, coastal and wetland ecosystems. The project will directly reduce the potential negative impacts of development projects on the botanical diversity of the region by increasing the information base concerning the distribution and status of the region's botanical diversity, and will allow such assessments to be performed by individuals and institutions within the region.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
407
Project Type
Full-size Project
Status
Completed
Country
Regional
Region
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
National Botanical Institute
GEF Project Manager

Financials

Project Preparation Grant Amount
0 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,725,000 USD
Co-financing Total
4,686,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
0 USD
Total Cost 9,411,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Concept Approved
01 May 1996
Project Approved for Implementation
25 Aug 1997
Project closed
20 Jan 2000