Sri Lanka: Protected Area Mgt. and Wildlife Conservation Project

Sovereign Project | 31381-032 Status: Closed

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Project Name Protected Area Mgt. and Wildlife Conservation Project
Project Number 31381-032
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 3519-SRI: Protected Area Mgt. and Wildlife Conservation Project
Global Environment Facility US$ 9.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture and Natural Resources - Agriculture, natural resources and rural development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The main objectives of the Project are to improve effectiveness and efficiency of protected area management, enhance coordination in planning and implementation of conservation efforts, and improve the well-being of buffer zone communities. The Project will achieve these objectives by: (i) addressing institutional and legal deficiencies; (ii) enhancing management and technical capacity of the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWLC); (iii) assisting in developing regulations, guidelines and support facilities to promote sound ecotourism; (iv) strengthening capacity for monitoring and evaluation of biodiversity trends; (v) supporting conservation planning through a protected area system review and endangered specieis recovery programs; and (vi) developing participatory approaches to conservation by establishing community-conservation links.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy In keeping with ADB's Country Operational Strategy for Sri Lanka (1999), where sustainable natural resources management is one of the key areas for ADB involvement to ensure long-term sustainability of economic growth and reduce poverty. Also consistent with ADB's Forestry Policy, which is based on key principles of protection, production, and participation and stresses the need for stakeholder participation and capacity building to integrate conservation, development and resources management.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Six (6) protected areas representing the wet-zone highlands, dry-zone lowlands, and arid-zone coastal wetlands of the country, selected on the basis of their priority in terms of need and potential for development.
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The services of about 170 person-months of national and 130 person-months of international consultants will be required to assist in implementing the Project activities. Consultants will be selected by ADB and engaged by the Executing Agency in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on Use of Consultants. International consultants will include experts in the fields of protected area management, ecotourism planning, ecotourism training, public-private partnership development, public relations and education, biodiversity monitoring and evaluation, and visitor center designing. National consultants will be required in the fields of participatory program development, small business development, MIS and financial organization processes, and legislation development. Expressions of interests in providing consulting services for this Project should be addressed to Manager Consulting Services with copies to Resident Representative, Sri Lanka Resident Mission and the Department of Wildlife Conservation.
Responsible ADB Officer S. Ranawana
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Wildlife Conservation
Mr.Ananda Wijesooriya
18 Gregory Road, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka
Concept Clearance 21 Jan 2000
Fact Finding 12 Feb 2000 to 22 Feb 2000
MRM 29 Apr 2000
Approval 13 Sep 2001
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 11 Jul 2008
Last PDS Update 05 Feb 2007

Grant 3519-SRI

Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 9.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 9.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

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