Wildlife Conservation Leasing Demonstration

Project Summary

The objjectives of the project are: (a) Integrated management of the Nairobi NP ecosystem, including maintenance of critical migratory routes and dispersal areas; arresting and reversing current destructive trends of land sale and partitioning, attempts at cultivation and sale; (b) Improve well-being, livelihoods and security of local households (reducing vulnerability to drought) through provision of a modest but reliable income stream that is not vulnerable to drought; Increase interest and capacity of local communities to engage in biodiversity-compatible enterprises; (c) Demonstrate the ecological, economic and social soundness of wildlife conservation leases as a conservation tool in pastoralist areas, and its applicability in other priority areas in East Africa, and (d) establish a supportive knowledge, policy and institutional environment for achievement of the project’s direct and indirect conservation goals over the longer term.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
The Wildlife Foundation
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
727,270 USD
Co-financing Total
505,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
72,727 USD
Total Cost 1,257,270.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
21 Jan 2003
Preparation Grant Approved
06 Aug 2003
Concept Approved
05 Mar 2008
Project Approved for Implementation
13 Jul 2008
Project closed
28 Jun 2013