Maluku Conservation and Natural Resources Management

Project Summary

The project is located on and around four biologically-rich islands in the province of Maluku in eastern Indonesia. Home to a rich mixture of flora, fauna and marine species, Maluku has just one terrestrial and one marine protected area, which are poorly managed and under threat. The project will address the threats by: (a) strengthening management of the existing terrestrial protected area (Manusela National Park) and establishing a second area (Lolabata-Akitajawe National Park); (b) expanding and managing a system of marine protected areas around the Aru and Banda islands; (c) encouraging local communities to support conservation and adopt more sustainable use practices by (i) providing development grants in return for pro-environmental actions, and (ii) reviving traditional natural resource management systems; and (d) promoting community, NGO and private sector involvement in ecotourism development and protected area planning and management. It also includes biodiversity monitoring and environmental awareness components.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Provincial Government of Maluku, District Government of Maluku Tangara, Directorate General of Regional Development, Ministry of Home Affairs, Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation, Ministry of Forestry
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:

Project Documents


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
6,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
4,600,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 10,600,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Project Cancelled
31 Dec 2000