MENARID: Ecotourism and Conservation of Desert Biodiversity

Project Summary

To contribute to the conservation of desert biodiversity in the three targeted National Parks. This will be achieved through the piloting of an improved approach to protected areas management that integrates ecotourism development and community engagement.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Minstry of Environment and Sustainable Development
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
200,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,272,300 USD
Co-financing Total
4,788,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
427,230 USD
Total Cost 9,260,300.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
10 Aug 2009
Preparation Grant Approved
21 Apr 2010
Concept Approved
10 Nov 2009
Project Approved for Implementation
08 Oct 2012
Project closed
31 Jul 2018