Richtersveld Community Biodiversity Conservation Project

Project Summary

This project will contribute to the protection of globally significant biodiversity (a portion of the Succulent Karoo biome) in the Richtersveld, South Africa through the establishment of a strong system of community-based biodiversity conservation in partnership with other key stakeholders.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
South Africa
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Richtersveld Municipality
GEF Project Manager
Walter J. Lusigi |


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
877,000 USD
Co-financing Total
1,166,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 2,068,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
06 Jun 2002
Preparation Grant Approved
28 Apr 1999
Project Approved for Implementation
08 Aug 2002
Project closed
01 Mar 2007