Strengthening Capacity to Control the Introduction and Spread of Alien Invasive Species

Project Summary

To build capacity across sectors to control the introduction and spread of invasive species in Sri Lanka, in order to safeguard globally significant biodiversity • 80% of relevant agencies meet minimum standards [a. SOPs in place; b. All relevant staff trained in IAS control]• At minimum 10 joint initiatives are organized involving Agencies, Private Sector and NGOs through the NISSG/NFP on IAS control• At minimum 50,000 ha of globally important PAs benefit from IAS management actions, including 3,000 ha of protected area in Sri Lanka cleared of IAS with community participation.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Sri Lanka
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
130,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,825,000 USD
Co-financing Total
3,415,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
185,000 USD
Total Cost 5,370,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
27 Feb 2004
Preparation Grant Approved
21 Oct 2008
Concept Approved
01 Nov 2008
Project Approved for Implementation
02 Nov 2010
Project closed
28 Feb 2015