Natural Resource Management

Project Summary

The project will help implement Ghana's National Forest Protection Strategy, which targets priority forest reserves for increased protection, including setting aside Special Biological Protection Areas. Project will identify and exploit opportunities to increase the financial benefits of biodiversity, in particular through ecotourism, extraction of non-timber forest products and restoration of degraded lands through commercial plantations. It will also strengthen capacity in the Forestry Department to manage such activities. Associated project will improve the policy environment for sustainable forest management, promote local community involvement in woodland management in the savannah zone, and improve wildlife management while treating it as an economically productive element.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Lands and Forests
GEF Period:
GEF - 1
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
8,700,000 USD
Co-financing Total
44,700,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 53,425,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
17 Oct 1996
Concept Approved
01 Aug 1997
Project Approved for Implementation
11 May 1998
Project closed
30 Apr 1999