Protected Areas and Wildlife Conservation Project

Project Summary

The project aims at assisting the Government of Sri Lanka to conserve the nation's valuable natural resources and preserve its wildlife for the well being of current and future generations. More specifically, the project will address institutional and legal deficiencies in protected area management, and pilot test participatory conservation activities in selected protected areas. The project is expected to contribute to the protection of the country's fauna and flora, stimulate nature based tourism and promote the development of a sustainable protected area management and wildlife conservation system for Sri Lanka. The project will also assist in the establishment of a sustainable financing mechanism for wildlife conservation.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Sri Lanka
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
330,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
10,200,000 USD
Co-financing Total
24,600,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
970,000 USD
Total Cost 35,130,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
02 Jul 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
13 Sep 1999
Concept Approved
01 Nov 2000
Project Approved for Implementation
11 Jul 2001
Project closed
30 Jun 2009