Rural Environment Project

Project Summary

The project introduces a new multiple-use protected areas model to conserve global biodiversity resources in Azerbaijan, which is new to the country. The project’s development objective is to introduce improved natural resource management and related economic activities in two mountainous areas of Azerbaijan, in order to enhance the ecological quality and the sustainable productivity of high elevation forests and pastures. The project’s global objective is to protect biodiversity in two globally significant biodiversity areas within the Caucasus and Zangezur mountains, and introduce and pilot an inclusive model of Protected Area management in Azerbaijan

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 Ecology and Natural Resources
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
12,100,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
482,000 USD
Total Cost 17,450,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
30 Oct 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
11 Jan 2002
Concept Approved
01 Feb 2005
Project Approved for Implementation
12 May 2005
Project closed
31 Dec 2009