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Strengthening the Ecological, Institutional and Financial Sustainability of Macedonia's National Protected Areas System

Project Summary

The project goal is to conserve the biological diversity of Macedonia by strengthening the planning, establishment and management of Macedonia's national system of protected areas.Expected outputs are the following: (i) A representative national protected area system is designed; (ii) Improved systemic and institutional capacity provides the enabling framework for establishing and managing a representative protected area network; and (iii) Protected area's establishment and planning processes field tested and replicated across the Protected Areas network.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
North Macedonia
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
1,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
4,161,400 USD
GEF Agency Fees
100,000 USD
Total Cost 5,161,400.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
27 Oct 2006
Concept Approved
16 Oct 2007
Project Approved for Implementation
15 Oct 2007
Project closed
20 Aug 2013