Mekong River Basin Wetland Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use Program

Project Summary

The project will involve Lao PDR, Cambodia, Thailand (funded through non-GEF sources) and Vietnam, assisting them to conserve and sustainably use biological diversity in the lower Mekong wetlands. The project will establish a multi-sectoral planning process at national and regional levels, to strengthen macroeconomic and policy frameworks for wetland biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, to provide adequate information to support sound policy, planning and management, to improve human and technical capacity to better conserve and sustainable manage wetlands; and to improve community-based natural resource management of wetlands.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
UNDP Lao PDR Office
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
347,600 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,109,134 USD
Co-financing Total
9,064,487 USD
GEF Agency Fees
296,642 USD
Total Cost 13,521,221.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
03 Oct 1997
Concept Approved
01 Dec 2001
Project Approved for Implementation
10 Jun 2004
Project closed
17 Nov 2009