Securing the Environment for Economic Development (SEED)

Project Summary

SEED-Biodiversity will contribute to and catalyze SEED-Tourism initiatives to secure the management and conservation of Critical Species and Habitats (IUCN, 1990) that are of key significance to global biodiversity and to Zambia’s economic development. These initiatives will in turn help to mitigate the root cause of biodiversity loss in Zambia - poverty.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) under the Ministry of Tourism
GEF Project Manager
Mario A. Ramos |


Project Preparation Grant Amount
240,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
11,000,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
413,000 USD
Total Cost 15,240,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
11 Jan 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
15 Feb 2001
Concept Approved
01 May 2003
Project Approved for Implementation
21 Jun 2004
Project closed
30 Nov 2011