National Protected Area Management Program

Project Summary

Primary goals for the 12-year APL implementation would be to: (a) provide the Government of Côte d'Ivoire with the long-term capacity to efficiently manage protected areas; (b) enable development and implementation of sustainable protected area management that enhances NGO, private sector and community involvement, and (c) to restore most protected areas to ecologically acceptable levels. The development objective will be achieved by putting in place the appropriate legal framework, creating new and able institutions to manage the technical and financial aspects of the system and undertake investment activities in protected areas. GEF support would focus on protected areas of global significance and channel most of its resources through an Ivorian Foundation. In Phase 1, this will be achieved via a sinking fund while, in Phase 2 an endowment will be created to ensure core funding of recurrent costs for the most globally important sites.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Cote d'Ivoire
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Environment and Forest, Directorate for Nature Protection, Office National des Aires Protégées (to be created), Foundation pour la Conservation des Aires Protégées (to be created)
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:

Project Documents

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Project Preparation Grant Amount
511,500 USD
GEF Project Grant
16,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
51,720,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 68,231,500.00 USD

Project Timeline

Project Cancelled
31 Jan 2006