PRC-GEF Partnership: An IEM Approach to the Conservation of Biodiversity in Dryland Ecosystems - under the PRC-GEF Partnership on Land Degradation in Dryland Ecosystem Program

Project Summary

Project Objective: The Project goal is to achieve significant reductions in loss of biodiversity (BD) through addressing non-sustainable land use practices and the underlying causal factor of poverty in selected dryland ecosystems affected by land degradation (LD) in three provinces in China’s Western Region. The Project’s development objective is to achieve a sustainable increase in productive capacity, both on and off farm, and to offer increased access to economic and social resources including education, health and social networks while improving the bio-physical environment in China’s western region. The Project’s global environmental objective is demonstrating cross-area synergies associated with the development of and implementation of site-specific IEM strategies leading to: (i) increases in biodiversity conserved; (ii) partial restoration of ecosystem integrity and recovery of underlying functions and services; and (iii) promotion and of use of appropriate renewable energy technologies designed to reduce pressure of forest resources and project sites.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
International Fund for Agricultural Development
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,545,000 USD
Co-financing Total
25,156,300 USD
GEF Agency Fees
454,500 USD
Total Cost 30,051,300.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
03 Oct 2003
Preparation Grant Approved
08 Feb 2006
Concept Approved
01 Apr 2008
Project Approved for Implementation
23 Feb 2009
Project closed
06 Jul 2017