Lake Malawi/Nyasa Biodiversity Conservation

Project Summary

Lake Malawi, Africa's third largest lake, is a unique freshwater ecosystem, home to over 500 endemic species of fish. The project will conduct faunal surveys, identify biodiversity hotspots, prepare a conservation and management plan for the lake, recommend revisions to national environmental legislation, and fund environmental training and education activities. Parallel Canadian project (C$4.2m) will finance capacity-building for research through twinning with a Canadian institution, limnology and water quality monitoring, laboratory equipment and public education.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
51
Project Type
Full-size Project
Status
Completed
Country
Malawi
Region
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Malawi Fisheries Department, Southern Africa Development Community Fisheries Unit
GEF Period:
Pilot Phase
Approval Fiscal Year:
1992

Financials

Project Preparation Grant Amount
0 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
440,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
0 USD
Total Cost 5,440,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Concept Approved
01 Dec 1991
Project Approved for Implementation
Project closed
30 Jun 2000