Sustainable Protected Area Development in Namaqualand

Project Summary

The first major objective is to plan, and acquire land and develop a system of protected areas that is representative of Namaqualand’s biodiversity. The second objective is to strengthen these conservation initiatives by creating opportunities for local communities to benefit from these protected areas. The third objective is to assess the economic value of conservation in comparison to alternative, often competing forms of land use and to use the results of the analysis as a means of influencing policy on land use.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
659
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Status
Completed
Country
South Africa
Region
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
South African National Park
GEF Project Manager

Financials

Project Preparation Grant Amount
0 USD
GEF Project Grant
748,000 USD
Co-financing Total
4,630,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
0 USD
Total Cost 5,378,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
20 Jan 1999
Project Approved for Implementation
29 Mar 1999
Project closed
30 Jun 2003