Tonle Sap Conservation Project

Project Summary

The project would assist the Government of Cambodia to conserve and sustainable manage biodiversity and its natural resources in one of the world's moist important biodiversity sites. Proposed project objectives are: (i) to support economic development and natural resources management; (ii) to strengthen community-based natural resources management systems for rural development; and (iii) to conserve globally significant biodiversity through protection and/or sustainable use of resources in threatened components of the ecosystem and critical habitats. The project will do so through the strengthening of institutional capacity at key levels such as government and local communities and long-term management of the core and buffer areas of the Tonle Sap.

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
Asian Development Bank
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,246,420 USD
Co-financing Total
15,536,030 USD
GEF Agency Fees
382,000 USD
Total Cost 19,132,450.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
02 Aug 2002
Preparation Grant Approved
06 Mar 2000
Concept Approved
01 Oct 2002
Project Approved for Implementation
19 Apr 2004
Project closed
30 Jun 2011