Extending Wetland protected Areas through Community Based Conservation Initiatives

Project Summary

The overall goal is derived from that of the National Wetlands Programme to which this project proposal would contribute. The improved conservation and management of globally significant wetland ecosystems in south-eastern and south-western Uganda for both global and national biodiversity benefit.9 April 2007The project fills specific gap in the existing protected area system in Uganda by creating a network of small community managed protected areas in the wetlands. These PA will be integrated into the national PA system by the national PA agency and by District authorities A total of 30000 Ha of wetland habitats in the two distinct areas of Uganda will be brought under sustainable conservation management. The aim of the project is to strengthen the Uganda National Protected Area system by expanding the coverage of the PA estate to include samples of the country's biologically important wetlands. The project will develop, pilot, and adapt suitable PA management paradigms in two representative wetland sites.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
800,000 USD
Co-financing Total
3,033,250 USD
GEF Agency Fees
82,500 USD
Total Cost 3,858,250.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
29 Aug 2002
Preparation Grant Approved
06 Oct 2005
Project Approved for Implementation
05 Mar 2008
Project closed
30 Jun 2014