Strengthening of National Capacity and Grassroots In-Situ Conservation for Sustainable Biodiversity Protection

Project Summary

The project will put into place an effectively managed system of protected areas to safeguard endemic and endangered species of flora and fauna, conserve their habitats and incorporate biodiversity conservation as an integral part of sustainable human development. The project will test a specific model of three demonstration parks where the Ministry of Environment, local NGOs and in-counry scientific institutions will cooperate and coordinate their activities to promote both the long term ecological and the short term economic objectives of wildlife conservation.

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 Environment
GEF Project Manager


Project Preparation Grant Amount
29,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,500,000 USD
Co-financing Total
762,600 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 3,291,600.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
01 May 1995
Concept Approved
01 May 1995
Project Approved for Implementation
02 Oct 1995
Project closed
31 Dec 2001