Strengthening the Protected Area Network in Southern Tanzania: Improving the Effectiveness of National Parks in Addressing Threats to Biodiversity

Project Summary

The biodiversity of Southern Tanzania is better represented and buffered from threat within National Parks.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA), Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Tanzania
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
149,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,304,500 USD
Co-financing Total
12,060,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
530,450 USD
Total Cost 17,513,500.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
13 Apr 2009
Preparation Grant Approved
30 Jun 2009
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2009
Project Approved for Implementation
09 Feb 2011
Project closed
31 Mar 2016