In-Situ Conservation of Kazakhstan's Mountain Agrobiodiversity

Project Summary

The project focusses on the conservation of key areas of mountain agro-biodiversity in Kazakhstan. The immediate project objective is that stakeholders conserve and sustainably use agro-biodiversity in two priority sites within Kazakhstan’s Tien Shan Mountains by developing and applying new methods and tools for conservation, including partnerships among conservation and land-use agencies, local governments, SPAs, local communities and the private sector.

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
Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) / Forestry, Fishery and Hunting Committee of the Ministry of Agriculture (MA)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
252,967 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,770,000 USD
Co-financing Total
19,546,910 USD
GEF Agency Fees
382,000 USD
Total Cost 22,569,877.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
07 Mar 2003
Preparation Grant Approved
07 Oct 1998
Concept Approved
01 May 2003
Project Approved for Implementation
23 Feb 2005
Project closed
08 Oct 2013