Mainstreaming the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity into Tourism Development and Operations in Threatened Ecosystems in Egypt

Project Summary

To mainstream biodiversity conservation into tourism sector development and operations in ecologically important and sensitive areas.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs (MSEA)through the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency(EEAA) and Nature Conservation Sector (NCS).Ministry of Tourism (MoT) with the Egyptian TourismAuthority (ETA) and Tourism Development Authority (TDA)
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
60,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,574,338 USD
Co-financing Total
49,200,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
244,562 USD
Total Cost 51,834,338.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
13 Aug 2012
Preparation Grant Approved
08 Mar 2013
Concept Approved
01 Apr 2013
Project Approved for Implementation
09 Apr 2015
Project closed