Detail of GEF Project #209

GEF Project ID 209
Funding Source GEF Trust Fund
Project Name Vietnam PARC – Creating Protected Areas for Resources Conservation (PARC) in Vietnam Using a Landscape Ecology Approach
Country Vietnam
Region Asia and the Pacific
Focal Area Biodiversity
Operational Program 3; 2; 4
Approval Date 1995-10-01
CEO Endorsement Date 1997-07-01
GEF Agency Approval Date 1998-11-26
Project Completion Date 2004-12-01
Project Status Project Closure
Executing Agency United Nations Office for Projects Services
Description Project to conserve Vietnam’s globally significant biodiversity through implementation of a landscape ecology approach to protected areas management. The project will introduce, develop and implement the Protected Areas for Resources Conservation concept which is based on participatory approach, an open consultative process, and the appropriate integration of conservation and development. Objectives include provision of sustainable livelihoods and generation of employment, protection of endemic genetic resources and preservation of distinctive ethno-biological forms and values of global significance, and the mitigation of fragmentation effects.
Implementation Status The Ba Be National Park/ Nahang Nature Reserve project site in Northern Vietnam is progressing well and in-line with workplan expectations. Some implementation difficulties have arisen, however, at the Yok Don National Park project site in the Central Highlands region. A debriefing meeting was held in Nha Trang on 26 February 2001, with UNDP, UNOPS, MARD, GTZ (implementing agency at Yok Don) and the project team. It was agreed to suspend project activities at the Yok Don site as from 1 March 2001, while GTZ proposed a new implementation plan (including the risks and opportunities associated with Yok Don). The project partners will meet in Hanoi on 30 March to consider the proposal and decide on a future course of action. The UNDP-GEF Regional Coordinator for Biodiversity will attend the meeting.
GEF Project Grant
6,041,000 USD
GEF Grant
6,041,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
655,000 USD
Project Cost
6,696,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
6,011,840 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
2,304,778 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
8,316,618 USD
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