West Africa Pilot Community-Based Natural Resource and Wildlife Management

Project Summary

The project will design and implement community-based wildlands and wildlife rehabilitation, utilization and conservation programs based on the "gestion de terroirs" approach at three sites totalling 4,800 square kms in the Comoe ecosystem in southwestern Burkina Faso and northern Cote d'Ivoire, an area recognized as one of the most important remaining natural savannah ecosystems in the region. The project comprises: (a) land use planning; (b) community land management; (c) capacity building and training; (d) habitat improvement and animal herd reconstruction; and (e) sustainable subsistence and commercial utilization of wildlife.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
55
Project Type
Full-size Project
Status
Completed
Country
Regional
Region
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Local community wildlife management groups
GEF Period:
Pilot Phase
Approval Fiscal Year:
1993

Financials

Project Preparation Grant Amount
0 USD
GEF Project Grant
7,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
6,190,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
0 USD
Total Cost 13,190,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Concept Approved
01 Dec 1992
Project Approved for Implementation
14 Sep 1995
Project closed
31 Dec 2001