SFM Extending the Coastal Forests Protected Area Subsystem

Project Summary

The aim of the project is to strengthen biodiversity management fundamentals within the Protected Area network in Tanzania. This project addresses the Coastal Forests which are arguably the most threatened of all hotspots ecosystems in Tanzania and Zanzibar islands. The governance framework is going to be deeply revised at national and district levels to extend the Protected Area network. Different legal, regulatory, financial and institutional tools are going to be renewed to implement an effective conservation management in protected areas and sustainable approaches with forest-adjacent communities. The project will pilot novel institutional arrangements and partnerships in three priority landscapes (Zanzibar, Kichi–Matumbi Hills, greater Rondo system on the Tanzanian mainland).

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Forest Agencies of Governments of Tanzania and Zanzibar, National Environment Management Council (Tanzania) & WWF East African Office
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
60,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,550,000 USD
Co-financing Total
7,022,166 USD
GEF Agency Fees
361,000 USD
Total Cost 10,632,166.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
16 Aug 2007
Preparation Grant Approved
13 Feb 2008
Concept Approved
31 Oct 2007
Project Approved for Implementation
03 Dec 2009
Project closed
05 Aug 2015